Match Report | Exeter Chiefs 40 - 3 Bath Rugby

Exeter Chiefs 40 v Bath Rugby 3

Bath Rugby were beaten 40-3 by Exeter Chiefs in Round 2 of the Gallagher Premiership as the Blue, Black and White continue their fight for a first win of the new campaign.

Sam Simmonds scored a try either side of Rhys Priestlands penalty during a grueling first-half before Tom O'Flaherty scored a sensational third for the Chiefs. 

A penalty try earned the hosts a bonus-point before Sam Hidalgo-Clyne and Ian Whitten crossed to end the encounter. 

Chiefs began well and were ahead after 11 minutes after referee Christophe Ridley played penalty advantage, but the hosts didn't need it as Sam Simmonds dotted down off the back of the scrum. Joe Simmonds added the extras. 

Bath bulldozed their way forward and got within 10 metres of the Chiefs line before being awarded a penalty. Rhys Priestland got the Blue, Black and White up and running from the tee.

A replica move of his first score, Exeter Chiefs stored their second through Sam Simmonds following consultation from the TMO. And just three minutes later Exeter had a third. Tom O'Flaherty dashed over for a sensational try. A footballing moment, a huge touch beautifully weighted and the wing pounced over beating Tom de Glanville to the ball. Joe Simmonds converted.

A second-half much like the first for the hosts, with some solid defending coming in from Bath Rugby. But it only took 12 minutes as Ridley went under the sticks for a penalty try. Josh McNally also received a yellow card for collapsing the maul.  

The Chiefs then added two late scores, the first from replacement scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne off the back of the scrum and then veteran Ian Whitten going over from close range. 


REACTION 


SCORERS

Exeter Chiefs

Tries: Sam Simmonds (11',30'), Tom O'Flaherty (33'), Penalty Try (62'), Sam Hildalgo-Clyne (67'), Ian Whitten (77') 

Conversions: Joe Simmonds (12',31', 33'), Jack Walsh (68')

Bath Rugby

Penalties: Rhys Priestland (16') 


GALLERY

Match details

Sandy Park
Gallagher Premiership
28 November 2020
KO 17:30

Referee: Christophe Ridley
Half Time score: 21-3

Exeter:
Tries: Simmonds (10, 29), O'Flaherty (31), Hidalgo-Clyne (66), Whitten (75)
Conversions: Simmonds (11, 30, 33), Walsh (67)
Bath:
Penalties: Priestland (16)

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MATCH STARTS

Match underway between Exeter and Bath.

11'

Try for Exeter! Exeter 5 - 0 Bath

Sam Simmonds scores for Exeter.

12'

Conversion! Exeter 7 - 0 Bath

Joe Simmonds with a conversion for Exeter.

17'

Penalty Goal! Exeter 7 - 3 Bath

Rhys Priestland kicks a penalty goal for Bath.

30'

Try for Exeter! Exeter 12 - 3 Bath

Sam Simmonds scores for Exeter.

31'

Conversion! Exeter 14 - 3 Bath

Joe Simmonds with a conversion for Exeter.

32'

Try for Exeter! Exeter 19 - 3 Bath

Tom O'Flaherty scores for Exeter.

34'

Conversion! Exeter 21 - 3 Bath

Joe Simmonds with a conversion for Exeter.

41'

HALF TIME

Match score: Exeter 21 - 3 Bath.

SECOND HALF STARTS

We’re underway again.

48'

Substitution

Lewis Boyce replaces Beno Obano for Bath.

48'

Substitution

Christian Judge replaces Henry Thomas for Bath.

51'

Substitution

Tom Hendrickson replaces Olly Woodburn for Exeter.

55'

Substitution

Beno Obano replaces Lewis Boyce for Bath.

55'

Substitution

Alec Hepburn replaces Ben Moon for Exeter.

55'

Substitution

Semesa Rokoduguni replaces Ruaridh McConnochie for Bath.

56'

Substitution

Miles Reid replaces Mike Williams for Bath.

56'

Substitution

Max Clark replaces Tom de Glanville for Bath.

58'

Substitution

Marcus Street replaces Harry Williams for Exeter.

60'

Substitution

Sam Hidalgo-Clyne replaces Jack Maunder for Exeter.

60'

Substitution

Will Chudley replaces Ben Spencer for Bath.

60'

Substitution

Jack Walker replaces Tom Dunn for Bath.

62'

Yellow Card!

Bath lose Josh McNally for ten minutes.

62'

Try for Exeter! Exeter 26 - 3 Bath

64'

Substitution

Jack Walsh replaces Joe Simmonds for Exeter.

64'

Substitution

Richard Capstick replaces Sam Simmonds for Exeter.

64'

Substitution

Will Witty replaces Don Armand for Exeter.

64'

Substitution

Jack Innard replaces Jack Yeandle for Exeter.

67'

Try for Exeter! Exeter 31 - 3 Bath

Sam Hidalgo-Clyne scores for Exeter.

68'

Conversion! Exeter 33 - 3 Bath

Jack Walsh with a conversion for Exeter.

73'

Substitution

Elliott Stooke replaces Josh McNally for Bath.

76'

Try for Exeter! Exeter 38 - 3 Bath

Ian Whitten scores for Exeter.

82'

FULL TIME! It’s a win for Exeter.

Final score: Exeter 38 - 3 Bath.