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Live Reporting

By Andrew Aloia

All times stated are UK

  1. Year of the Chiefs

    FT: Exeter 30-6 Leicester

    Jack Yeandle scores for Exeter to secure a bonus point

    It has been a remarkable 2017 for Exeter Chiefs, crowned English champions for the first time in May and now they end the year 10 points clear at the Premiership summit.

    That Jack Yeandle try with the last play of the game epitomised Exeter's hunger for success!

    Conversely, Tigers end the year with a sixth straight defeat, making it their worst run for more than five decades.

    What will 2018 bring these two sides?

    As ever, we will be there for the journey.

    For now, however, have a wonderful New Year's Eve wherever you are.

  2. Post-match reaction

    FT: Exeter 30-6 Leicester

    Leicester head coach Matt O'Connor told BT Sport:

    "It's disappointing. I thought we started the game well and were really good into the wind but we lost a lot of collisions in the second half.

    "Exeter were outstanding in the second half. They looked after the ball, took their chances and put us under pressure and we weren't good enough to stop them.

    "Losing takes a toll. We've got to pick ourselves up and make sure that next week at home we're really good."

  3. Post-match reaction

    FT: Exeter 30-6 Leicester

    Exeter Chiefs boss Rob Baxter told BT Sport:

    "In the first half we had almost all the territory but I felt we pushed things too much for the conditions. We were the team making errors.

    "We were doing all the attacking and making mistakes. I thought maybe things wouldn't go our way

    "At half-time I said that we should be excited about the second half. Once we got the momentum we were all right."

  4. Exeter end year in style

    FT: Exeter 30-6 Leicester

    What a way to end 2017!

    Exeter 30-6 Leicester

    Sam Hill of Exeter Chiefs looks to break past Luke Hamilton of Leicester Tigers

    Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs end 2017 with a 30-6 win over Leicester Tigers at Sandy Park.

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  5. Post update

    FT: Exeter 30-6 Leicester

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    A wonderful 2017 indeed. The feeling in Devon captured neatly there.

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  6. Post-match reaction

    FT: Exeter 30-6 Leicester

    Exeter back-row Don Armand told BT Sport:

    "We said at half-time that this was an opportunity that we needed to seize with our own hands,

    "It was a tight game and we knew we had to come out in the second half trying to kick on and not just trying to defend the lead.

    "The crowd here gets louder when things aren't going our way which helps us along the way. It helps give us a good mental attitude."

  7. Full-time

    Exeter 30-6 Leicester

    Exeter celebrate a try

    Champions Exeter go 10 points clear at the top of the Premiership, thanks to that last-gasp bonus-point try!

    Defeat for Leicester really piles the misery on Matt O'Connor's men. That is now six straight defeat, their worst run since 1965!

  8. Try (Yeandle, con missed Slade)

    Exeter 30-6 Leicester

    There it is!

    Chiefs drive and Jack Yeandle crashes over.

    The conversion from way out wide is crashed off the post by Henry Slade. Game over!

  9. Post update

    Exeter 25-6 Leicester

    Another penalty and Exeter have the chance of a bonus-point try.

    They have a line-out 5m out... a big push is coming!

  10. Post update

    Exeter 25-6 Leicester

    We are into the final minute and Henry Slade relieves pressure on Exeter as he finds touch 10m in Leicester half from a penalty.

  11. Post update

    Exeter 25-6 Leicester

    Exeter are refusing to give Leicester anything right now.

    Mathew Tait is crashed into touch 5m out by James Short.

  12. Post update

    Exeter 25-6 Leicester

    Exeter with the feed on a re-set scrum inside their 22.

    They twist but do enough to rush the ball wide and eventually drill it into touch.

    Time has all but run out for Leicester for what will be their sixth straight defeat.

  13. Post update

    Exeter 25-6 Leicester

    Exeter's third try has done nothing to knock the life out of Leicester.

    They are back on the attack and clock up their best period of possession with 16 phases.

    Just as something looks to open up, Valentino Mapapalangi sees his attempted pass go into touch.

  14. Try (Hill, con missed)

    Exeter 25-6 Leicester

    Jonny Hill scores for Exeter

    There is no doubt about this one!

    Some sensational attacking rugby from Exeter and Nic White helps get the ball out to Jonny Hill, who slides over in the left corner.

  15. Post update

    Exeter 20-6 Leicester

    Among all the excitement, Leicester have lost Tom Youngs.

    He limps down the tunnel and Tatafu Polota-Nau rejoins the action.

  16. Get Involved


    Small Man Peaky: Safe to say full-back is not Jonny May's best position..

  17. No try

    Exeter 20-6 Leicester

    Well, there was nothing wrong with anything that Nic White did.

    There was a knock-on in a tackle on Matt Toomua.

    A scrum near halfway is given.

  18. Try review

    Exeter 20-6 Leicester

    We are going to the television match official as Nic White motors away to cross the line.

    White showed some great football skills to dribble the ball down field and collect, but we are going all the way back to look at how the ball came loose in the first place.

  19. Try (Slade, con Steenson)

    Exeter 20-6 Leicester

    Henry Slade scores for Exeter

    This is one LATE Christmas gift for Exeter!

    Jonny May reads a high clearance all wrong in defence. Absolutely nothing looked on, but the ball is allowed to bounce and May tries to palm the ball back to a team-mate and can only find Henry Slade.

    No invitation was needed and Slade jets off for an easy tochdown!

  20. Post update

    Exeter 13-6 Leicester

    Mitch Lees and Sam Skinner are are putting in the hard graft and are making sure Leicester will feel the hits next year!

    Chiefs defend on their line and clear down field eventually.