Exeter Chiefs – Leicester Tigers, Premiership Rugby Live: Score & Latest Updates

Exeter Chiefs – Leicester Tigers, Premiership Rugby Live: Score & Latest Updates

Exeter Chiefs – Leicester Tigers, Premiership Rugby Live: Score & Latest Updates

Exeter Chiefs v Leicester Tigers, Premiership Rugby Live: Score & Latest Updates - Simon Galloway / PA

Exeter Chiefs v Leicester Tigers, Premiership Rugby Live: Score & Latest Updates – Simon Galloway / PA

14:39

The presenters pay tribute

Speaking at BT Sport, Lawrence Dallaglio opened the comment talking about the respect he has for Queen Elizabeth II:

This was an exceptional person.

He drove with great distinction. I think for all of us it is the point of reference on how to lead people. You could go a thousand years and never meet someone so extraordinary.

More than anything else, it represented unity and unity, and today we will see it, not just here, but around the world. [paying tribute to the Queen].

Ugo Monye added his feelings:

[What was notable was] his duty and his service. It is a privilege to be here and to do our duty.

He loved sports […] today and the rest of the weekend is a wonderful opportunity to be together, united as a rugby community, to support our teams and, above all, to say our respects.

A number of supporters who spoke to presenter Craig Doyle before the game said they were looking forward to paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II today; this could be a powerful argument for rugby going on this weekend.

14:28

Elsewhere in the Premiership

Cameron Neild, then of the Sale Sharks, now of the Worcester Warriors - David Rogers / Getty Images

Cameron Neild, then of the Sale Sharks, now of the Worcester Warriors – David Rogers / Getty Images

“When you cross the white line, you are not worried about the money going into your bank,” said Neild, the 28-year-old full-back. “You’re thinking about the guy who’s coming on you headlong and how you can put it back in your ass.”

Charlie Morgan spoke to players Cameron Neild, who will captain Worcester on his debut, and Matt Kvesic, ahead of the Warriors’ first game of the season this afternoon.

Read the interview here.

14:19

How the rage and ‘hokey-cokey’ sports day was held for postponements

While all sports have been thrown into turmoil over how to best pay their respects after Queen Elizabeth II’s death, civil war broke out in rugby union on Friday in the wake of his response to the death of Britain’s longest-serving monarch.

Speeches that ultimately saw football announce a complete closure this weekend may have been likened to a “Hokey Cokey competition” by a frustrated figure, but it was nothing compared to the chaos and fury that reigned in Premiership clubs. .

Read Telegraph Sport’s report on sport’s reaction to Queen Elizabeth II’s death here.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 8:.  The scoreboard before the minute of silence with memory in memory of Queen Elizabeth II before the UEFA Europa Conference League Group B match between West Ham United and FCSB at London Stadium on September 8, 2022 in London, United Kingdom.  - DeFodi images

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 8:. The scoreboard before the minute of silence with memory in memory of Queen Elizabeth II before the UEFA Europa Conference League Group B match between West Ham United and FCSB at London Stadium on September 8, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. – DeFodi images

14:14

What impact will the Twickenham hero of the Tigers have in the opening of the season?

Freddie Burns of the Leicester Tigers scores a drop goal to seal the Leicester Tigers victory in the Gallagher Premiership rugby final between Leicester Tigers and Saracens at Twickenham Stadium on June 18, 2022 in London, England - David Rogers / Getty Images

Freddie Burns of the Leicester Tigers scores a drop goal to seal the Leicester Tigers victory in the Gallagher Premiership rugby final between Leicester Tigers and Saracens at Twickenham Stadium on June 18, 2022 in London, England – David Rogers / Getty Images

14:09

Here’s how the two teams line up this afternoon

Exeter: Joe Simmonds, Jack Nowell, Ian Whitten, Solomon Kata, Olly Woodburn, Harvey Skinner, Stu Townsend, Alec Hepburn, Jack Yeandle (c), Marcus Street, Jack Dunne, Jonny Gray, Jannes Kirsten, Christ Tshiunza, Richard Capstick

Replacements: Jack Innard, James Kenny, Patrick Schickerling, Ruben Van Heerden, Dave Ewers, Jack Maunder, Rory O’Loughlin, Facundo Cordero

Leicester: Chris Ashton, Harry Potter, Matt Scott, Jimmy Gopperth, Hosea Saumaki, Freddie Burns, Ben Youngs, James Cronin, Charlie Clare, Dan Cole, Harry Wells, Eli Snyman, George Martin, Tommy Reffel, Hanro Liebenberg (c)

Replacements: Joe Taufete’e, Francois van Wyk, Will Hurd, Cameron Henderson, Olly Cracknell, Richard Wigglesworth, Phil Cokanasiga, Kini Murimurivalu

12:00 pm

Hello

Good afternoon and welcome to live coverage of Exeter Chiefs vs Leicester Tigers from Sandy Park.

While the Premiership opening weekend was in doubt on Friday morning, in the afternoon, Friday’s postponed matches – Bristol Bears v Bath Rugby and Sale Sharks v Northampton Saints – have been rescheduled following intricate discussions within the Premiership Rugby hierarchy. .

With that announcement, it was confirmed that, unlike football, rugby will continue after Queen Elizabeth II’s death on Thursday.

The sport will show its respect with a minute of silence before the match, followed by the national anthem, and players and coaches have been asked to wear black headbands.

So we have our opening weekend and last season’s champions head to Sandy Park to begin their title defense. Five players will make their Leicester debut, with Jimmy Gopperth and James Cronin in the starting XI, and Phil Cokanasiga, Joe Taufete’e and Olly Cracknell – the choice of Charlie Morgan as player of the season in Telegraph Sport’s pre-season predictions – to complete the replacement team.

Exeter also have two of their newcomers making their home debut, Solomon Kata and Jack Dunne, and have selected two England players who toured Australia this summer in the squad, Jack Nowell, who starts , and Patrick Schickerling on the bench.

After the big changes over the summer, including the loss of George Ford and captain Ellis Genge, new skipper Hanro Liebenberg hopes to lead a team that impresses from the start of Premiership defense. They overtook Exeter as the favorite, but could Chiefs provide an upset first day?

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