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May's searing pace to cash in for Tigers at struggling Exiles

Irish look vulnerable out wide

Jonny May has scored five tries for Leicester
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London Irish v Leicester
BT Sport 1, 3pm Saturday

After marking their return to the top flight with a win over Harlequins, London Irish have lost four on the bounce, shipping 20 tries, and they need to brace themselves for the visit of a resurgent Leicester.

Given the experience in their ranks it's surprising that the Exiles seem to be struggling with the demands of the top flight.


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But the two areas where promoted teams are often slow to adjust are in the intensity of the forward exchanges and defending against pace, and that is where they will be severely tested against the Tigers.

Leicester haven't been noticeably free-scoring but they have shown a ruthless streak in compiling three consecutive victories and will target any weaknesses.

Irish look vulnerable out wide, having shipped tries to opposition wingers in every match, and Tigers top scorer Jonny May looks value at even money to add to his tally of five tries.

Newcastle are level on points with Northampton at the top of the table after five rounds of Premiership action but are 6-1 shots at champions Exeter, while bottom side Worcester are given a 20-point start at Bath. Northampton are the narrowest of favourites at Gloucester.

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