Fired-up Chiefs secure a vital win

Mark Stevens
Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 8:46am

A bit like the Incredible Hulk, you don’t want to make the Exeter Chiefs angry.

Undone on home soil for the first time since February by Gloucester the week previous, Rob Baxter’s side gained sweet revenge by claiming their first Heineken Champions Cup victory of the season.

Tries from Sam Skinner, Don Armand, Jack Yeandle and Harry Williams, plus kicks from Gareth Steenson, ensured the Devonians kept alive any hopes of qualification from Pool Two with just two fixtures remaining next month.

Gloucester, meanwhile, were left to lick their wounds as they countered with a brace from Jason Woodward and another from Tom Hudson.

Knowing nothing less than a victory would suffice, the Chiefs - who showed nine changes to their starting line-up - spelt out their intent from the outset, declining a kickable penalty on four minutes in search of greater bounty.

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