|Leicester Tigers: (26) 36|
|Tries: Cronin, Nadolo 2, Ashton, Cracknell Cons: Gopperth 4 Pens: Gopperth|
|Newcastle Falcons: (14) 21|
|Tries: Barton, McGuigan, Carreras Cons: Connon 3|
Champions Leicester Tigers overcame Newcastle Falcons for his or her first Premiership win of the season.
Tries from James Cronin and Nemani Nadolo gave Tigers an early lead, just for Josh Barton and George McGuigan scores to edge Newcastle forward.
A second from Nadolo and a Chris Ashton rating put Tigers 26-14 up on the break.
Mateo Carreras replied with a effective solo strive, however a Jimmy Gopperth kick and Olly Cracknell strive accomplished Tigers’ bonus-point victory at dwelling.
Defeat was Newcastle’s second of the season, having been overwhelmed 40-31 by Harlequins in final week’s season opener.
Ollie Chessum and Man Porter, who each toured with England in the course of the low season, began for Tigers for the primary time this season, whereas Joe Heyes and Jack van Poortvliet got here off the bench for his or her first appearances following the summer time of worldwide obligation.
Porter showcased why England boss Eddie Jones had handed the centre his latest worldwide debut, taking part in a component in each early tries.
The 25-year-old twice skipped by Newcastle’s defence with devastating impact, linking up with Nadolo to make it 12-0 after Cronin grabbed the sport’s first check out vast after Tigers have been twice held up near the road.
Barton’s first strive for Newcastle within the 18th minute steadied the guests, who shocked the house followers by taking the lead simply after the half-hour mark when Brett Connon transformed McGuigan’s rating from a choose and go from shut vary.
Ben Youngs, in his 2 hundredth Premiership look, then broke clear and set Nadolo up for his second rating of the day, earlier than the Fijian linked up with Ashton a minute later to earn Leicester a try-scoring bonus level earlier than the break.
Carreras pounced on a Tigers error then side-stepped his well beyond 4 Tigers gamers on the way in which to touching down after the interval.
Either side had a strive dominated out after scrutiny from the tv match official – which included a name to disclaim Nadolo a hat-trick for a ahead cross – and whereas Tigers have been made to work onerous, Gopperth’s penalty and Cracknell’s strive within the last 10 minutes sealed victory.
Leicester Tigers: Ashton; Potter, Scott, Porter, Nadolo; Gopperth, B Youngs; Cronin, Clare, Cole; Wells, Inexperienced, Martin, Chessum, Liebenberg.
Replacements: Taufete’e, Van Wyk, Heyes, Cracknell, Reffell, van Poortvliet, Cokanasiga, Murimurivalu.
Newcastle Falcons: Tait; Radwan, Wacokecoke, Lucock, Earle; B Connon, Barton; Brantingham, McGuigan, Davison; Peterson, Robinson, Welch, Blamire, Fearns.
Replacements: Maddison, Cade, Tampin, de Chaves, Collett, Nordli-Kelemeti, Schoeman, Carreras.
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys.