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Exeter edge out Tigers


Exeter players celebrate

Exeter players celebrate

Exeter players celebrate

Leicester fly-half George Ford missed two crucial drop-goals as Exeter secured a 30-28 win at Welford Road.

It is almost a year since Exeter let slip an 11-point lead at Leicester as they went down 37-27 - but today it was a different story.

Exeter scored tries through Sireli Naqelevuki, Tom Johnson and Matt Jess, with Ignacio Mieres kicking 15 points.

Thomas Waldrom and Niall Morris with a brace were the try-scorers for the Tigers. Ford landed one drop-goal, with Billy Twelvetrees contributing the rest of their points.