That 64th minute try from right wing Leon Lloyd, superbly converted off the right touchline by Andy Goode, suddenly gave Leicester some hope of clawing their was back into the contest It took them 20 minutes to fulfil their ambition, but with the last move of the game they worked their way into the Ospreys 22 and somehow created enough space for replacement centre Hipkiss to waltz his way over for a try which Goode converted to complete a memorable fight back.
There were only two scores in the opening 40 minutes as Conner and Goode swapped penalties in the first quarter, but the Ospreys went into the interval with their tails in the air thanks to a well constructed try from a lineout in the Tigers's 22. James Bater won the ball at the tail, Jason Spice drove for the line, but it was home skipper Barry Williams who bagged the try at the posts.
Conner kicked the simple conversion to make it 10-3 and then his try extended the leads to 15-3. But the Tigers refused to lie down and hit back in dramatic fashion to hold onto the top spot in Pool 3.