Jonny May made it five tries in five Aviva Premiership Rugby games for his new club Leicester Tigers as they downed the defending champions Exeter Chiefs.
In a hard-fought encounter in poor weather at Welford Road, Matt O’Connor’s side went in at the break 10-3 to the good thanks to Nick Malouf’s try and the boot of George Ford who was flawless from the tee all day.
The game looked to have turned just before the hour mark however when Telusa Veainu saw yellow and the Chiefs were awarded a penalty try for a deliberate knock on with Lachie Turner waiting to go over in the corner.
But at 13-10 May came to the party with a fine solo score in the left corner after some quick thinking from Ben Youngs.
Ford drilled the extras and while the Chiefs did claim a losing bonus point late on thanks to Gareth Steenson’s penalty, the Tigers could celebrate a morale-boosting win – their third on the spin in the league now.