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Leicester preview – All the stats ahead of Gloucester Rugby’s trip to Welford Road

Gloucester Rugby take on Leicester this afternoon at Welford Road. Here are all of the key player, team and form statistics ahead of the Gallagher Premiership clash.


  • Leicester Tigers are undefeated in their last 13 Premiership home encounters with Gloucester Rugby (W12 D1), with Gloucester Rugby having not won at Welford Road since the 2007/2008 season (17-30 in October 2007). 
  • Leicester Tigers have won each of their eight most recent games at home in the Premiership; they have not won nine in a row since a run between November 2014 and January 2016, where they won 12, including a fixture against Gloucester Rugby (18-15 in February 2015). 
  • Victory against Gloucester Rugby would but Leicester Tigers on 15 wins for the season, their most since the 2014/2015 campaign (W15), with them still having seven games left to play.
  • Gloucester Rugby's last Premiership match ended in a 24-15 defeat away to Exeter Chiefs; they have not lost twice in a row since the opening two weekends of the season, where their second defeat came against Leicester Tigers (33-26 in Round 2). 


  • Leicester Tigers have received the most yellow cards of any side in this season’s Premiership (14), however, along with Gloucester Rugby, they are one of the five sides who are yet to have had a player sent-off.
  • Gloucester Rugby (14) and Leicester (13) are the only sides in this season’s Premiership to have scored 10+ tries directly from mauls, while they rank first and second respectively for metres gained from mauls (Gloucester Rugby 503, Leicester 380). 
  • Leicester Tigers (10.8) have averaged the most 22 entries per game of any team in the Premiership this season, while they’ve also conceded the joint fewest 22 entries (7.9, level with Exeter) and conceded the second fewest points per 22 entry (1.82, behind Saracens – 1.80). 

Player Stats 

  • Gloucester Rugby’s Lewis Ludlow has won the joint most turnovers of any player this season (14, level with Andre Esterhuizen), while Leicester’s Julian Montoya ranks joint fourth in that category (11, level with Tom Woolstencroft).
  • Leicester Tigers winger Nemani Nadolo is one of only four players to have averaged more than one line-break per game played this season (minimum four games played), whilst his teammate Jasper Wiese is joint-third for defenders beaten per game (4). 
  • No player has hit more defensive rucks this season than Gloucester Rugby’s Lewis Ludlow (115), whilst Leicester Tigers’ Tommy Reffell is tied second with 98 defensive ruck arrivals.  
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