Jack Innard scores a double as Exeter overcome Bath to reclaim Anglo-Welsh Cup

Todd Blackadder rued Bath's lack of possession
Todd Blackadder rued Bath's lack of possession

Bath Rugby 11 - 28 Exeter Chiefs, Gloucester

Jack Innard scored two tries as Exeter reclaimed the Anglo-Welsh Cup with a 28-11 win in the final at Kingsholm over Bath on Friday.

Bath, who entered the finals undefeated in the tournament were clearly second best on the day.

Innard (4, 28) touched down twice while Toby Salmon (32) scored Exeter's other try. Joe Simmonds converted both tries in addition to scoring three penalties.

Bath's points came from a Cooper Vuna (24) try and two penalties from Freddie Burns.

This was the fourth final the Chiefs had contested in a row and, after losing the last two, they claimed back the trophy they first won in 2014.

Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder:

"We set ourselves up in the first quarter as our kicking was aimless and our discipline killed us.

"We were on the back foot for the whole of the first 20 minutes and didn't have any possession at all.

"We prepared well but they executed better and we didn't play the game, we said we would."

Exeter skills coach Ricky Pellow:

"I'm really proud of this group of players as we thought we were out of this competition at various stages during the season.

"The club has a squad of 48-52 players and we have faith in all of them.

"They showed that today by playing with emotion and passion in a competition that is a massive part of the club's development plan."


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