Henry Slade leads the way as dominant Exeter rout Leicester

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  • Exeter 29-10 Leicester
  • Slade scores 12 points to extend hosts’ unbeaten home record

Christmas is coming but Exeter have already received their perfect gift. A club record crowd of 15,000 witnessed this dominant bonus-point victory that cements the Chiefs in the top four of the 10-team Gallagher Premiership table at the season’s halfway point and leaves a hapless Leicester down in eighth.

While the Tigers may not have yet consumed their turkey, they already know what a good stuffing looks like. Exeter led 24-0 after 50 minutes and had way too much energy, line speed and skill for the lacklustre visitors, who had won their previous five games in all competitions. The youthful Chiefs, meanwhile, have not lost at home since October 2022 and are growing in confidence by the week.

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Written by Robert Kitson at Sandy Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/dec/23/exeter-leicester-premiership-rugby-union-match-report under the title “Henry Slade leads the way as dominant Exeter rout Leicester”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.