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Match Report – Exeter 74 – 3 Newcastle

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Exeter rating 12 tries in resounding Premiership win vs Newcastle Falcons at Sandy Park on Sunday; Jacques Vermeulen and Henry Slade each scored two tries, with Sam Skinner, Sam Simmonds, Alex Cuthbert, Stuart Hogg, Harvey Skinner, Dave Ewers, Tom O’Flaherty and Joe Simmonds scoring too.

Final Up to date: 30/05/21 4:27pm

Exeter Chiefs centre Henry Slade scored twice in a person of the match show

Reigning champions Exeter stored up the strain on Gallagher Premiership leaders Bristol with a 12-try 74-3 demolition of Newcastle because the Falcons maintained their depressing run at Sandy Park.

It was Falcons’ thirteenth consecutive loss in all competitions on the floor nevertheless it got here as no shock as they fielded a weakened 23, which contained 5 gamers making their Premiership debuts for the membership.

Exeter’s win took them to inside three factors of Bristol on the high with two video games remaining.

Bristol should face Leicester at Mattioli Woods Welford Street after which London Irish at residence, with Exeter travelling to Northampton subsequent Sunday earlier than entertaining Sale.

Jacques Vermeulen and Henry Slade each scored two tries, with Sam Skinner, Sam Simmonds, Alex Cuthbert, Stuart Hogg, Harvey Skinner, Dave Ewers, Tom O’Flaherty and Joe Simmonds one apiece with Joe Simmonds including seven conversions.

A penalty from Toby Flood was Newcastle’s sole response.

It took Exeter lower than three minutes to open the scoring. Neat passing despatched Cuthbert away down the precise flank to realize a platform within the opposition 22 from the place the house pack drove over for Sam Skinner to landing.

Flood put Newcastle on the scoreboard with an easy penalty earlier than Chiefs scored their second. It was a duplicate of the primary however this time quantity eight Sam Simmonds was the beneficiary to attain his twentieth attempt of a record-breaking season.

Regardless of having to play right into a eager wind, Falcons have been making a good fist of irritating their opponents with some resolute tackling however they have been dealt a blow when Scottish worldwide flanker John Hardie was sin-binned for a excessive deal with on Luke Cowan-Dickie.

Exeter seemed to have capitalised instantly when Simmonds crashed over from a lineout however TMO replays dominated out the attempt for an earlier obstruction.

Exeter scored 12 tries in total in a demolition of Newcastle Falcons on Sunday

Exeter scored 12 tries in whole in a demolition of Newcastle Falcons on Sunday

It mattered little as Exeter quickly scored a 3rd attempt when an angled run from Ollie Devoto offered Cuthbert with a straightforward run-in.

Devoto was additionally instrumental in creating his aspect’s bonus-point attempt when his well-judged kick was collected by Slade earlier than Vermeulen pressured his method over to go away his aspect with a 31-3 interval lead.

4 minutes after the restart, Vermeulen battered his method over for his second earlier than Exeter introduced on Hogg as a alternative for the full of life Cuthbert.

Fellow Lion Jonny Hill was additionally launched along with worldwide props Ben Moon and Tomas Francis as the house aspect rang the adjustments nevertheless it didn’t cease their momentum.

O’Flaherty made the operating for Slade’s second with Hogg doing the identical for Joe Simmonds as Exeter took their tally to 50 with over 1 / 4 of the match nonetheless remaining.

Ewers scored Exeter’s ninth earlier than Chiefs resulted in model with additional tries from Hogg, Harvey Skinner and O’Flaherty enabled Exeter to equal their document Premiership rating.



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