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LionsWatch: Scott stars early before Tigers pounce

LionsWatch: Scott stars early before Tigers pounce

Leicester Tigers got the Aviva Premiership season off to a flying start with a stunning comeback to beat Gloucester at Kingsholm.

The 24-point deficit overcome by the Tigers was the biggest comeback in their illustrious history.

Leicester Tigers got the Aviva Premiership season off to a flying start with a stunning comeback to beat Gloucester at Kingsholm.

In a season when places in The British & Irish Lions squad for the 2017 Tour to New Zealand are on the line, both sides showed real intent to attack.

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And Scotland centre Matt Scott was the early star for Gloucester, scoring a quick-fire double as the home side raced into a 24-7 half-time lead, with Manu Tuilagi scoring Leicester’s only try.

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The visitors were soon 24 points down, but then came the Leicester comeback, spearheaded by scrum-half Sam Harrison, who grabbed their third, and then popped up at the death to dot down from a powerful rolling maul to seal a remarkable 38-31 success.

The 24-point deficit overcome by the Tigers was the biggest comeback in their illustrious history.
 

Did you know that last night was Tigers' biggest comeback in their 136-year history? #GLOvLEI pic.twitter.com/ebygmdHqog

— Leicester Tigers (@LeicesterTigers) September 3, 2016

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