Leicester ran in seven tries and withstood a gutsy Connacht response to edge a attention-grabbing sport and attain the closing eight of the Situation Cup.
Tigers trailed to Kieran Marmion’s attempt however Tigers hit encourage, Charlie Clare bundling over and Man Porter crossing.
Clare was sin-binned however Matias Moroni raced away after an interception and Zack Henry jinked in for a 24-11 lead.
Eoghan Masterson, Alex Wootton and Paul Boyle scored however Clare, Harry Wells and Jasper Wiese tries noticed Tigers through.
Leicester will face Newcastle at Mattioli Woods Welford Facet freeway throughout the quarter-finals, the Falcons having recovered from a 14-point deficit to defeat Ospreys.
Tigers maul sloppy Connacht
The dwelling aspect’s development seemed cherish being considerably straightforward after a blistering first-half present noticed them outplay, outmuscle and out-think an skilled Connacht aspect to run in 4 tries in a breathless 20-minute spell.
Irish led when Marmion raced in on the left after some orderly going through and a apt atomize from arrive midway, however two tries in 4 minutes modified the game.
Clare touched down from the foremost of a sequence of well-worked mauls for his second attempt in two matches and Porter’s first Tigers achieve in his fifteenth look helped assemble a 12-5 lead.
A ridiculous unhurried practice by Clare noticed him sin-binned quickly after, nevertheless the hosts withstood some heavy stress and their super physicality, blended with some shining kicking, noticed them substandard for 2 extra tries.
Sloppy going through by the Irish province allowed Porter to fetch a misplaced creep, tempo away and ship in Moroni and the fourth achieve adopted when a excessive Johnny McPhillips kick launched about alarm and Harry Potter’s deft creep stumbled on Henry, who weaved through.
Carty’s second penalty diminished the deficit to 24-11 on the atomize and the hole was quickly inner a achieve when Masterson broke away, dummied Henry and dived over.
Masterson went over after a classy dummy and Wootton’s eleventh attempt of the season from a horny creep by Caolin Blade obtained the friends to inner a achieve as a acquainted lack of self-discipline and heavy penalty rely threatened to extinguish Leicester’s potentialities
Nonetheless Tigers answered over all as quickly as extra, successful moral self-discipline plight to allow Clare to power over.
And although Boyle’s elegant achieve put the outcome undecided, Wells added the sixth Tigers attempt to the excellent Wiese bulldozed over to ease the hosts over the ending line.
Leicester: Henry; Potter, Moroni, Scott, Porte; McPhillips, B Youngs (capt); De Bruin, Clare, Heyes, Henderson, Lavanini, Martin, Wallace, Wiese.