Leicester and England centre Manu Tuilagi is likely to miss the rest of the season with his groin injury.
Geoff Parling's second-half try and the boot of Freddie Burns helped Leicester Tigers to a 25-18 victory over Exeter.
Leicester host Exeter on Saturday knowing that a victory will see them leapfrog their opponents.
Exeter’s Thomas Waldrom says he is “a little bit nervous” as he prepares to return to former club Leicester on Saturday.
Leicester and England flanker Tom Croft could miss the Rugby World Cup because of a serious shoulder injury.
Cardiff Blues have signed American international back Blaine Scully from Leicester on a long-term deal.
Champions Exeter survived a fightback by Leicester to win 30-22 in their LV= Cup semi-final at Welford Road.
Leicester have chosen four internationals for their LV= Cup semi-final against Exeter, including All Black Brad Thorn.
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