CHIEFS OVERCOME GLOUCESTER IN CHAMPIONS CUP


EXETER Chiefs got their first win in this season’s Champions Cup on Friday night as they beat Gloucester 29-17 at Kingsholm Stadium.

The Chiefs ran in four tries to pick up a full five points which gives them a lifeline of still progressing to the knockout stages.

They had gone into the match knowing another defeat would have ended their hopes of progressing after failing to win their opening three games in Pool Two.

New Scotland international Sam Skinner got the Chiefs off the mark at Gloucester with a try from close range, which Gareth Steenson converted.

The hosts responded with a try by Jason Woodward, but on the stroke of half-time Don Armand powered over to give Exeter a 14-5 lead at the break.

Steenson kicked a penalty after the interval to extend the Chiefs’ advantage, but Gloucester gave themselves a lifeline when Woodward grabbed a second try.

However, it wasn’t enough as Exeter’s Jack Yeandle and Harry Williams both dived over in between a Tom Hudson score to give the away side a bonus point victory.

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