Premiership: Leicester Tigers 56 – 26 Bristol Bears – Chris Ashton breaks the league try scoring record to help hosts secure top-two finish

Chris Ashton
Chris Ashton made history by scoring a historic first-half triple to double his Premiership try count for the season.
Leicester Tigers (27) 56
Tries: Ashton 3, Youngs, Moroni, Steward, Wiese, Potter Cons:Ford 4, Burns Pens:Ford 2
Bristol Bears (12.26)
Tries:Bates. Fricker. Thacker. Vui. Cons: Sheedy, Eden 2

Chris Ashton, the Premiership's most successful try-scorer, was crowned as the Premiership’s All-Time Top Scorer with eight-try Leicester Tigers beating Bristol at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.

Ashton's 20 minute first-half hat trick increased his career total to 95. This surpasses Tom Varndell’s 92-try haul.

Ben Youngs also crossed the line, while Jack Bates (and Toby Fricker) replied as hosts built a 27-12 advantage at half-time.

Matias Moroni (Freddie Steward), Jacob Wiese, Harry Potter, and Jacob Wiese accompanied Harry Thacker to the meeting, while Harry Thacker & Chris Vui responded.

We will keep you posted.

Leicester Tigers: Steward; Ashton, Moroni, Porter, Potter; Ford, Youngs; Genge, Montoya, Cole; Wells, Green; Liebenberg, Reffell, Wiese.

Replacements: Clare, Whitcombe, Heyes, Snyman, Robinson, Wigglesworth, Burns, Nadolo.

Bristol Bears Piutau; Fricker, Bates, O'Conor, Purdy; Sheedy, Randall; Woolmore, Thacker, Afoa; Joyce, Vui; Luatua, Jeffries, Harding.

Replacements: Capon, Benz-Salomon, Armstrong, Hawkins, Thomas, Uren, Lloyd, Leiua.

Referee:Karl Dickson.

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