CHIEFS SNATCH LATE BRISTOL WIN THANKS TO PENALTY TRY

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A LAST-gasp penalty try gave Exeter Chiefs a great comeback win over Bristol Bears that keeps them unbeaten and top of the Gallagher Premiership table.

The Chiefs eventually triumphed 31-29 at Ashton Gate when referee Greg Macdonald ruled Bristol had illegally brought down a rolling maul.

Exeter had been 26-12 down early in the second half to the newly-promoted Bears, who have not beaten their West Country rivals since December 2009.

It did look like Bristol were going to win after Charles Piutau had marked his Premiership debut for the host with a try along with one from winger Luke Morahan. Callum Sheedy converted both tries and also added five penalties.

But Moray Low, Tom Lawday, Santiago Cordero and Jack Yeandle all crossed to help Exeter return to the top of the table.

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