Leinster have Exeter Chiefs, Montpellier and Glasgow Warriors
in their Rugby Champions Cup pool and we'll be keeping tabs
on them all over the coming weeks with our 80-word reviews
EXETER CHIEFS 31-17 WASPS
Exeter’s first try on their first possession was like their first Premiership title - hard work and patience [32 phases, 5m scrum, penalties/lineouts/mauls] with the ultimate payoff [try in far corner]. Woodburn got his second before halftime to earn BP - in between there were mixed fortunes for Chiefs’ backrow as both Dennis and Armand crashed over while strong no8 Simmons was stretchered off [sportingly aided by Hughes]. Second half was more even but Wasps’ missed tackles proved too costly.