Leicester Rugby Union continued their good start to the season by beating Exeter 37-27. After a Geordan Murphy touchdown gave the Tigers an early advantage, Exeter hit back with two tries from Phil Dollman to lead 20-10 at half-time.

Two Jeremy Staunton penalties put Leicester back in touch, before Mark Foster scored Exeter’s third try. Scores from Scott Hamilton, Dan Hipkiss and a penalty try gave Leicester the lead once again as the Chiefs faded.

Exeter were fired up in the first half as they refused to be intimidated by the Welford Road experience. Looking to follow on from where they left off last week against Gloucester, the Chiefs were rewarded with a third-minute penalty which fly-half Gareth Steenson duly knocked over.