Exeter Chiefs hand Glasgow their first defeat of season

Gareth Steenson contributed with nine points for Exeter Chiefs
Gareth Steenson contributed with nine points for Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs 24-15 Glasgow, Sandy Park

Glasgow Warriors could not quite replicate their success from the ongoing season of Pro 14 in the European Champions Cup opener as they suffered a 24-15 defeat to Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park.

The Scotstoun outfit headed into the Saturday's encounter with six straight wins in the Pro 14 league but now have suffered their first defeat of the season under head coach Dave Rennie.

Winger Tommy Seymour gave a head start to the visitors with a ninth minute try with Finn Russell kicking a conversion and a penalty on either side to make it 0-10.

Exeter responded back strongly with a try each from Harry Williams and Jonny Williams in the 17th and 26th minute respectively while a double conversion from Gareth Steenson meant they ended the first half with a slender four point lead.

Steenson further extended the lead of the home side to seven points with a penalty at the start of the second half but Lee Jones went past the line for the Warriors to bring down the gap to two points.

The game had all three possibilities as the final five minutes got underway and it was Sam Simmonds who seized on the opportunity with a try in the 77th minute while Steenson's conversion helped Exeter complete a nine point victory that sees the Aviva Premiership champions in the second position in Pool 3.


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