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Round 17 Preview: Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs Round 17 Preview: Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs

Round 17 Preview: Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs

James Short

Leicester Tigers have won their last three Aviva Premiership Rugby fixtures, but have not won four in a row in the tournament for two years.

Tigers only defeat in their last seven Premiership Rugby home games was to Saracens on New Year’s Day.

Exeter Chiefs are unbeaten in their last nine Aviva Premiership Rugby matches since Bath defeated them at Sandy Park in October.

The Chiefs have tallied a try bonus point in each of their last seven first team encounters.

The last four Premiership Rugby fixtures between the two clubs have all been won by the home side.

The Chiefs have won three previous games at Welford Road, beating Nottingham there in the Championship in 2009, Leicester in Premiership Rugby in 2011 and the Tigers in the semi-final of the Anglo-Welsh Cup in 2015.

Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs (Welford Road, 7.45pm) Live on BT Sport

Referee: Matthew Carley (56th Premiership game).
Assistant Referees: Tim Wigglesworth & Anthony Woodthorpe.
TMO: Graham Hughes.

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