Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Eurowatch : Exeter v Newcastle (8-0-review)

EUROWATCH

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 34-24 NEWCASTLE FALCONS

Newcastle have amassed a squad worthy of the top six instead of their annual relegation battle but they couldn’t recover from a 17-point deficit forged by Exeter’s scrummaging, innovative lineouts and individuals like the penalty-punishing Gareth Steenson and  strong-running, oft-scoring no8 Sam Simmonds.  Toby Flood guided the visitors to a deserved losing BP off the bench while the champions look well set for Europe though they’ll miss Jack Nowell who damaged his cheekbone ruling him out until November at least.
JLP



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