|European Rugby Champions Cup|
|Leicester (15) 45|
|Tries: Wells, Thompson, Kalamafoni, Tuilagi, May Cons: Ford (4) Pens: Ford (4)|
|Scarlets (13) 27|
|Tries: G Davies, Steff Evans, Thompson Cons: Halfpenny (3) Pens: Halfpenny (3)|
Leicester proved too strong for Scarlets as they raced away in the final quarter to secure a first Champions Cup win of the season.
After a tight first half, Blade Thompson punished a lax Ben Youngs kick to put Scarlets 27-25 up on the hour.
But the Tigers, who had seen leads of 10 and then 12 points slip earlier in the match, fought back.
The impressive Manu Tuilagi barged over for a try before Jonny May skipped into the corner to wrap up victory.
With fly-half George Ford kicking 20 points off the tee and for many more metres out of hand it was a pleasing way for the hosts to bounce back from their opening-round defeat by Ulster.
Scarlets, who lost to Racing 92 last weekend, found themselves under pressure at the scrum and unable to stem Leicester’s heavy-duty ball-carriers.
With one point from their opening two matches, Wayne Pivac’s side have it all to do to make the last eight.
More to follow.
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Leicester: J Holmes; J May, M Tuilagi, K Eastmond, J Olowofela; G Ford, B Youngs; G Bateman, T Youngs (capt), D Cole, H Wells, W Spencer, M Williams, G Thompson, S Kalamafoni
Replacements: T Polota-Nau, F Gigena, J Heyes, G Kitchener, T Reffell, S Harrison, M Toomua, A Thompstone
Scarlets: L Halfpenny; I Nicholas, J Davies, H Parkes, S Evans; D Jones, G Davies; W Jones, K Owens, S Lee, T Price, D Bulbring, B Thomson, J Macleod, W Boyde
Replacements:R Elias, P Price, W Kruger, J Helps, U Cassiem, S Hidalgo-Clyne, S Hughes, P Asquith
Referee: Romain Poite
Assistants: Vincent Blasco Baque, Stephane Boyer
TMO: Clare Daniels