Six of the best for Wanderers as Tigers are tamed

ON THE CHARGE - Luther Burrell in action for the Wanderers against Leicester Tigers (picture: Linda Dawson)
ON THE CHARGE - Luther Burrell in action for the Wanderers against Leicester Tigers (picture: Linda Dawson)

A STRONG Wanderers side scored six tries as they beat local rivals Leicester Tigers 47-14 at Franklin’s Gardens on Monday night.

James Wilson, Tom May, Martin Roberts, Ethan Waller, Teimana Harrison and a penalty try saw Tigers put to the sword in the first game of the new Aviva ‘A’ League season.

The men from Welford Road did reply through a penalty try of their own and a score from Niall Morris but they were totally overwhelmed.

Stephen Myler was one of seven players in the Wanderers side who had played a part for Saints in their Premiership opening-day win at Gloucester on Saturday.

And the fly-half staked his claim for a starting role against Exeter Chiefs on Sunday with a steady display, notching 15 points with the boot.

Mark Sorenson, Roberts, Luther Burrell, Alex Waller, Mike Haywood and Paul Doran-Jones were the other men on duty at Kingsholm who were in the Wanderers squad.

They proved too much for the Tigers second string, who were tamed despite also selecting a strong side, which included summer signings Dan Bowden, Adam Thompstone and Miles Benjamin.

Saints: Wilson, Cato, May, Burrell, Armstrong, Myler, Roberts,; A Waller, Haywood, Mercey, Hicks, Sorenson, Oakley, Harrison, Hopley.

Replacements: McMillan, E Waller, Doran-Jones, Woolford, Nutley, Glynn, Hooley, Stephenson.

Leicester: Morris, Benjamin, Thompstone, Bowden, Lewington, Cornwell, Steele; Ballmain, Hawkins, Brookes, Wells, Cain, Guillame, Sourice, Thorpe.

Replacements: Stevens, Harris, Atkinson, Albon, Lee-Everton, Dunn, Purdy.