Aviva Premiership: Tigers maul Premiership new boys London Welsh

Aviva Premiership newcomers London Welsh were given a harsh lesson about life in the top flight as Leicester recorded an emphatic, bonus-point 
38-13 win at the Kassam Stadium.

Championship winners Welsh had to go through an RFU appeals process to secure promotion but any jubilation at reaching the top flight looked set to be crushed as two Thomas Waldrom tries helped the Tigers to a 17-0 lead. However, the hosts showed great courage to fight back through tries from Tom Arscott and Hudson Tonga’uhia and they trailed by just seven at the break. But further scores from Geoff Parling, Julian Salvi and Vereniki Goneva sealed Leicester’s victory, with stand-off Toby Flood converting all five tries and a penalty. Gordon Ross’ penalty was all Welsh could muster in the second period.

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