Visitors win 26-15 at Kingsholm to prolong lead at top of table to 5 factors
Last Updated: 14/02/20 11: 01 pm
Skipper Gareth Steenson kicked 16 indicate lead Exeter Chiefs to a difficult- battled 26-15 sway Gloucester at Kingsholm in Friday’s Gallagher Premiership clash.
In hard problems, the professional fly- fifty percent’s kicking was excellent as he included the additionals to shots from Jacques Vermeulen and also Stuart Hogg in addition to slotting over 4 charges.
The result sees Exeter prolong their lead on top of the Gallagher Premiership to 5 factors over Northampton.
Gloucester reacted with late shots from Jake Polledri and also Louis Rees-Zammit, yet it was not nearly enough to stop the 4th- positioned hosts from enduring a 6th loss of the project.
Exeter started highly and also took a 10 th- min lead when they decreased a kickable fine in favour of a striking line- out and also were compensated when Vermeulen required his method over.
Steenson transformed yet Chiefs mishandled the reactivate to permit the hosts their initial duration of stress. It was a continual one and also Gloucester must have taken something from it yet they disregarded to kick an uncomplicated fine in favour of a scrum, and also the chance was shed when the residence pack were shunted in reverse.
Gloucester experienced a strike when they shed scrum- fifty percent Joe Simpson to injury yet they conquered that to jump on the scoreboard in the 25 th min when Billy Twelvetrees overturned a charge.
The Cherry and also Whites remained to have the much better of the 2nd quarter with 2 exceptional prolonged touch- finders from Danny Cipriani maintaining Chiefs penciled in their very own fifty percent, yet Gloucester can make little ground versus an undaunted support so they tracked 7- 3 at the period.
Exeter had the benefit of the wind in the 2nd fifty percent and also 7 mins right into it, they prolonged their lead when Steenson kicked a 40- metre fine.
And in the room of the following 12 mins, the 35- year- old got on target with 3 more charges from comparable array as Exeter transformed the screw in the 3rd quarter.
Trailing 19 -3 and also wanting to reverse their ton of money, Gloucester made 4 modifications to their cram in one swoop yet it was fruitless as Exeter secured triumph with the most effective step of the match.
Hogg began it from inside his very own fifty percent with an evasive run prior to the Scotland complete- back got on hand to race the last 15 metres to rack up after expert inter- death had actually developed the chance.
Steenson maintained his best kicking by transforming yet Gloucester revealed spirit in the last 15 mins and also were compensated with shots from substitute flanker Polledri and also wing Rees-Zammit