Sep 29, 2013 at 2pm UK at ​Sandy Park
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Leicester Tigers

Paul Burke hails "outstanding" Leicester Tigers win

Paul Burke takes practice before a game with Bath on December 1, 2012
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Paul Burke says Leicester Tigers' quick start against Exeter Chiefs was key to their victory on Sunday.

Leicester Tigers coach Paul Burke has heaped praise on his side following their victory over Exeter Chiefs in the Aviva Premiership on Sunday.

The reigning champions enjoyed a dominant first-half display that helped them eventually secure a 21-9 win at Sandy Park.

"It was an outstanding effort from our players because Exeter really came at us in the second half," Burke told reporters. "They threw everything at us and not to concede a try today at Sandy Park was good.

"We felt that if we tied Exeter up at the start, got momentum and quietened the crowd down, we would get a foothold in the game. You play in the right areas, get field position, keep hold of the ball and recycle, you will get your rewards.

"I was disappointed that we allowed them to get back into the game in the second half. The scrum was a real force today and we got a lot of rewards out of it."

Leicester host Northampton Saints at Welford Road on Saturday.

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