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.
It is the sixth position for Leicester which is levelled to Sale and Wasps in the fifth place and London Irish levelled with Newcastle on the 10th. It was the unsuccessful change with the fitness test of Fergus Mulchrone while Tom Fowlie moves in to take the place with Alex Lewington at the beginning of XV. Possession along with territory was controlled by Leicester and lead was given by Burns with 9-0. The Irish backs had to face reshuffling as Topsy Ojo had to go due to knee injury.
It was dominance by Leicester as Scotland International Cross had also sin-bin at the 34 minute. Lead was not extended Burns and another penalty was sent. It was Mele who at the end garnered 12-6. The coach of London Irish, Glenn Delaney stated that it was in the beginning of 35 minutes that they had lost the game. In the early scrums of two, Tom Court was penalised by the referee.
It was Leo Halavatau who was able to rectify the position. In the final third the team has to perform better than that. Richard Cockerill, the director of Leicester Tigers stated that they had put a good effort against a dangerous team despite Freddie missing three kicks and he had to go.