Exeter Chiefs consolidate position at top after 34-18 win over Glasgow Warriors

Henry Slade was one of the try-scorer for Exeter Chiefs
Henry Slade was one of the try-scorer for Exeter Chiefs
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Exeter Chiefs 34-18 Glasgow, Sandy Park
Scorecard

Exeter Chiefs scored three second half tries as they went on to defeat Glasgow Warriors 34-18 in the second round of the Heineken Champions Cup at Sandy Park on Saturday.

This is Exeter's second win from as many games as they claim the top place in Pool 2 while Glasgow are at third place.

Glasgow started the proceedings with a ninth minute try from Nick Grigg after good work from Tommy Seymour and Adam Hastings followed with the conversion. The response from Exeter Chiefs came with a 13th minute penalty goal from Joe Simmonds bringing the gap down to four points.

The home side seized the lead for the first time with Jonny Hill dotted down in the 28th minute that was improved by Joe Simmonds but back to back penalties from Hastings ensured Glasgow went into the break with a 10-13 lead.

Rob Baxter's men were quick to get off the block in the second half with Henry Slade touching down after it was set up by Jack Nowell. By the 53rd minute, Exeter claimed the bonus point with a try from Sam Simmonds and few minutes later a chip from Slade was collected by Tom O'Flaherty as he dived over the line.

Joe Simmonds kicked all the three conversions and also followed with a penalty goal making the scoreline 34-13 after which both the teams were reduced to 14-men with Glasgow's Kiran McDonald and Exeter's Sam Simmonds were sin-binned in the 68th and 72nd minutes respectively.

George Turner scored a consolation try for Glasgow in the end but Exeter went on to complete a 16 point victory strengthening their chances of reaching the knock-out stage.

 

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