To secure the hope of finishing in the top four, Leicester Tigers beat London Irish which was a close-knit encounter.
In the first half, scrum was dominated by Leicester and it was in the last minute of the break that Geoff Cross was sin-binned. Two penalties were kicked by Freddie Burns and the visitors had a half time with 9-3 with a drop-goal. It was in the Madejski Stadium with rain and windy condition.
It was David Mele who secured the necessary points for Tigers just when Shane Geraghty retorted with fly-half.