WORCESTER Warriors were on the other end of another heavy Gallagher Premiership defeat as league leaders Leicester Tigers scored seven tries in a thumping 3-48 win at Sixways.

First-half scores from Harry Potter, Matias Moroni and Julian Montoya were added to in the second-half from Richard Wigglesworth, Nic Dolly, Nemani Nadolo and Freddie Burns as the visitors cemented their place at the top of the league standings.

It was the second game in a row that Warriors conceded 40+ points after last weekend's 42-5 defeat at Exeter and it was their fourth consecutive defeat.

It was a fast start from the visitors who raced into a 10-0 early lead after George Ford kicked a penalty and winger Harry Potter brushed through a number of tackles to score the opening try.

Billy Searle responded with a penalty to put the Warriors on the board after 16 minutes, but that was as good as it got for the home side.

Argentinian centre Moroni bundled over from close range as the Tigers took a stranglehold of the game and as the game ticked over to 30 minutes, hooker Montoya scored to make it 22-3 following a powerful driving maul.

The second period started better for the hosts and they enjoyed a sustained period of pressure in the Tigers 22 to begin proceedings.

Tigers were continually penalised and Hanro Liebenberg was sent to the bin as referee Luke Pearce lost patience but despite them giving a good go, Warriors could not make the pressure count.

The bonus-point came shortly after that when Fijian winger Nadolo showed his delicate handling skills, crashing through a tackle before offloading to Wigglesworth who went under the posts.

The result was now secured and Worcester began to feel the affects of being physically overpowered by their opponents and Tigers pressed the accelerator.

Next, Nadolo was again the creator, providing replacement hooker Nic Dolly for an easy run in for what was Leicester's fifth try of the afternoon.

In what was a man of the match display, winger Nadolo was rewarded for his efforts with a try of his own, diving over after Wigglesworth had broke through the midfield all too easily.

Freddie Burns came on for the impressive George Ford and he bagged himself a score late on, chipping over the Warriors defence and dotting down.

A sobering afternoon: Worcester Warriors 3 Leicester Tigers 48