Toby Flood supplied 24 points with the boot as Leicester produced a stunning second-half display to defeat bottom side Worcester and extend their lead at the top of the Guinness Premiership.
Flood, who inherited the No.10 shirt from Jonny Wilkinson for England’s final RBS 6 Nations match against France, converted tries from Jeremy Staunton and Ben Youngs in a tight first-half.
Willie Walker kept the struggling Warriors in touch before the Tigers stepped it up after the break with Flood sending over a succession of penalties and converting James Grindal’s try to add a gloss to the 39-18 win.
Bath continued to press their claims for a play-off place by disposing of Harlequins 24-13 thanks to tries from Olly Barkley, Joe Maddock and Duncan Bell.
Barkley landed a penalty and converted his own try to put Bath 10-6 at the break before Bell and Maddock powered over and Tom Williams added a consolation score for the visitors.
Northampton maintained their pursuit of Leicester with a close-fought 14-9 win over Wasps.
A try from Roger Wilson was backed up by a Bruce Reihana penalty to put Saints 8-6 up at the break – with Danny Cipriani kicking two from four attempts for the Londoners.
Dave Walder took over kicking duties after the break and brought Wasps back to within a point only for Stephen Myler to land a penalty and a drop goal.
Welsh international Nicky Robinson converted his own try and kicked four penalties to earn Gloucester a 19-0 win over Leeds.