Tigers boost English

Leicester’s Tigers restored English pride to the weekend’s Anglo/Welsh rivalry after early Welsh dominance.

Leicester started their EDF Energy Cup campaign with a 41-17 win against the Dragons at Welford Road.

Earlier in the weekend champions London Wasps were battered by the boot of former All Black Ben Blair as Cardiff won 30-26. Blair kicked 18 points in the Blues’ home win and their was more Welsh joy as Osprey’s crushed Gloucester 49-19.

Worcester beat Northampton 24-12 and London-Irish, captained by former WP prop Neil Hatley, hammered Saracens 36-24. Sale Sharks were untroubled in a 28-5 win against Newcastle.