Foley in charge for Tigers clash
By Mark Stevens
Tom Foley will take charge of Saturday's Round 18 Gallagher Premiership clash between Leicester Tigers and Exeter Chiefs at Welford Road this Saturday, April 6 (4.30pm).
Foley, who has taken charge of 62 Premiership games to date, will be assisted by Jack Makepeace and Roy Maybank from the touchlines and Television Match Official Geoff Warren. The citing officer is Andrew Pearce.
This will be the second time Foley has taken charge of a Chiefs fixture this season, having previously officiated the Round 10 match at home to Saracens in December.
He was also the referee when Tigers beat Exeter 20-13 at Welford Road last season, the only time the Midlanders have beaten the Chiefs in their last five Premiership encounters.
The Chiefs come into the game in rich form, having used their recent home win over Bath to not only extend their lead at the top of the table to nine points, but also become the first side to secure their place in the end of season play-offs.