LEICESTER powered to a first win over Exeter in eight games to leave the Premiership runners up looking well beaten at the end.
Exeter made too many mistakes and missed key chances to keep tabs on a Tigers team who led from the start and finished snug winners by five tries to three.
After unconvincing preseasons for both, it was Tigers who emerged in far better shape than depleted Exeter to grab hold of an excellent contest before a 17,000-strong crowd at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.
Tigers led 20-5 at halftime and withstood Exeter pressure, which brought them back to 20-12 in the second ha...
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