The Premiership season ended with Leicester Tigers putting up a brave front against their opposing team Bath. The game ran a total of 38-27 scores. It saw the Tigers put up a formidable defense against players like Semesa Rokoduguni. He tried scoring in every half and that was a constant threat to Leicester Tigers.
The Tigers started off well, but the second half was taken away from Bath. They reduced the chances for Leicester but the latter also made it difficult for Bath to secure an easy win.
Tigers were sure that they would win a playoff position in the Premiership. They trailed the breakaway position that Semesa earned. They dominated the first half of the game with tries by Mathew Tait, Peter Betham and Fraser Balmain. Bath however, took up a dominant playing position in the second half. They ran four tries as against one of their opponents and that resulted in Bath winning the game.
For the Tigers it was a miracle required in order to finish second on the Premiership table. When they put up a spirited effort in the first half it seemed that they would be able to gain third position. Players like Rokoduguni, Francois Louw and Ollie Devoto brainstormed for strategies to play out in the second round. Even Will Evans tried to touch down at close range.
However, they were not able to hold on as Bath put up an aggressive playing stance. Home play off was hoped for initially, but these hopes could not be sustained. The Tigers also needed to win with bonuses as well as ensure that the Wasps and Exeter teams lose without gaining bonus points. These were a lot of probabilities that needed to be satisfied in order to get Tigers a favorable position on the Premiership table.