Round 10 Preview – Bath @ Exeter – Saturday Afternoon

The clash of the weekend is at Sandy park as third placed Bath visit first placed Exeter who are on a high after beating Saracens.

How are they getting on?

Almost no introduction needed for Exeter here. They’ve won four on the bounce including beating Saracens at Saracens last Sunday. They’re looking like the team to beat for the rest of the regular season and having won their toughest fixture of the year they will be expecting a victory every week. Continue reading “Round 10 Preview – Bath @ Exeter – Saturday Afternoon”

Round 9 Match Report – Exeter @ Saracens

The game of the weekend saw champions Exeter visit Saracens at Allainz Park for a sneak preview of the playoffs.

How did it go down?

Exeter were the first off the mark as Gareth Steenson kicked three points but Saracens responded almost immediately. Nathan Earle collected a high ball and fed Alex Goode who drew in the defence before giving the ball back to Earle on the nearside wing. Earle haired into the space before passing back to Goode who ran it into the corner putting the early score at 7-3. Continue reading “Round 9 Match Report – Exeter @ Saracens”

Round 9 Preview – Exeter @ Saracens on Sunday afternoon

How are they getting on?

Pretty well! Exeter and Saracens are the top two sides in the league on points and their performances so far this season have backed that up. Exeter are coming off three good wins in the Premiership, although a scrappy 10-6 victory at Sale was a rare poor performance from the Chiefs. Continue reading “Round 9 Preview – Exeter @ Saracens on Sunday afternoon”

Round 7 Match Report – Exeter @ Sale on Friday Night

How did it go down?

Well, there isn’t a huge amount to write about on this one I’m afraid. The match started at a deadlock and we had to wait until the half-hour mark for Gareth Steenson to kick the first points of the game, but even that didn’t last long as Faf De Klerk hit back four minutes later. Exeter were building pressure through their tight game and it looked like they were going to find a way through, but the Sale defenders were able to hold on time after time and the teams went in at halftime at 3-3. Continue reading “Round 7 Match Report – Exeter @ Sale on Friday Night”

Round 7 Preview – Friday Night Game – Exeter Chiefs @ Sale Sharks

The first game after the European break will see a confident looking Exeter Chiefs travel to the AJ Bell to take on Sale Sharks

How are they getting on so far?

Exeter Chiefs had a great couple of rounds in the Champions Cup during the Premiership break, managing to beat Glasgow at Sandy Park followed by a fantastic victory against Montpellier in Montpellier. They will take a lot of momentum from their European success and it is beginning to look like they are hitting top form. Continue reading “Round 7 Preview – Friday Night Game – Exeter Chiefs @ Sale Sharks”

Round 6 Round-Up – The Non-Televised Games

A quick round-up of Week Six’s non-televised games.

Worcester @ Bath

What was the score? 29-13 to Bath.

Anything of note? On the surface of things not really. Youngster Zach Mercer made a great run to set up a try and with England short on number eights this autumn he may well be fast-tracked into the squad. Ben Tapuai went down with an injury which will concern Bath as he is an important cog in their team. Continue reading “Round 6 Round-Up – The Non-Televised Games”

Round 6 Preview – Non-televised Games

The non-televised games this week see Bath visit Worcester; Exeter take the long trip to Newcastle and Gloucester brave Northampton at Franklin Gardens.

Bath @ Worcester

Bath will travel to Worcester coming off of a strong win against the Chiefs. Bath, like Leicester, will be looking to build on their 9, 10, 12 axis after losing George Ford to the Tigers over the summer. Worcester are bottom of the league and while they’ll be desperate for a win to change that, they have been defeated in all previous outings this season. Continue reading “Round 6 Preview – Non-televised Games”