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Ofa Fainga’anuku sent off as Worcester Cavaliers lose to Leicester
2:33pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in Sport
WORCESTER Cavaliers could not make early pressure count as a clinical Leicester Tigers won 32-0 in the Aviva 'A' League at Sixways.
Despite dominating the early exchanges, Cavaliers missed early penalty opportunities through Tiff Eden which Leicester punished at the end of the first-half with tries from Henry Purdy and Perry Humphreys.
Hooker Harry Thacker added a brace in the second-half and Will Owen touched down for the last play of the game.
Richard de Carpentier returned to captain Cavaliers who were searching for their second win of the season.
Scrum-half Jonny Arr made the starting 15 for his first appearance since the 'A' League opener after a hamstring injury.
South African youngster Dean Hammond was in the backs alongside Eden, Max Stelling, James Stephenson and Josh Watkins.
Eden picked up a knock and was replaced by Elliott Davies who also went off injured, while Ofa Fainga'anuku was sin-binned and then sent off for two yellow cards during the match.
Cavaliers: Hughes (Davies 53); Watkins, Hammond, Stelling, Stephenson; Eden (Davies 17, Clarke 45), Arr (De Cothi 48); Fainga'anuku, Seymour (Wright 59), O'Donnell, Scotland-Williamson (McNulty 46), Taylor (Bingham 69), Waterworth (McNulty 32, Waterworth 37, Turner 40), Boyce (Smith 61), de Carpentier.