Rob Baxter confident of turnaround despite Exeter's defeat to Glasgow

Rob Baxter reacts after Exeter's defeat to Glasgow Warriors in the Heineken Champions Cup
Rob Baxter reacts after Exeter's defeat to Glasgow Warriors in the Heineken Champions Cup
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Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter has backed his side to bounce back following a 7-22 defeat to Glasgow Warriors in the second round of the Heineken Champions Cup at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday.

Ross Thompson kicked five penalties for Glasgow before Johnny Matthews also scored a late try while all Exeter managed in the game was a 70th minute try from Sam Simmonds followed by a conversion from his brother Joe Simmonds.

This was Exeter's first defeat in the campaign that came after a 42-6 victory over Montpellier in the opening game and Baxter believes the loss is a minor 'blip' in their campaign.

Exeter's next game will be on 1st January when they host Bristol Bears in the 12th round of the Gallagher Premiership and Baxter feels the break will help the side.

"We are a long way from dead in this competition and the Premiership and we still have a lot of exciting rugby matches to get on with," he said after the game.

"I would like to think we will get back on that winning curve.

"It does feel like this result is a little bit of a blip on part of an upward curve.

"We’ve got our break week now which has come at just the right time and it’s where we would take it if we could choose a break."

 
 
 
 
 

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