|Champions Cup Pool 2|
|Glasgow Warriors (24) 31|
|Tries: Seymour, Jones, Horne, Matawalu Cons: Hastings (4) Pen: Hastings|
|Exeter Chiefs: (24) 31|
|Tries: White, Kvesic (2), Vermeulen Cons: Simmonds (4) Pens: Simmonds|
Exeter Chiefs clinched their put in the last eight of the Champions Cup despite being held in a huge tussle with Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun.
Dave Rennie’s hosts – realistically desiring a bonus-level raise to withhold their hopes alive – crossed twice interior eight minutes through Tommy Seymour and Huw Jones.
Nonetheless the Premiership leaders capitalised twice on Glasgow yellow playing cards to hotfoot in tries by Matt Kvesic (2) and Jacques Vermeulen after Nic White’s salvage.
Glasgow levelled twice through George Horne and Nikola Matawalu – and had a slack Sam Johnson effort disallowed – nonetheless the procedure leaves their qualification hopes dangling by a thread.
Three aspects strikes them 2d in the pool, nonetheless even a bonus-level raise in their closing sport in opposition to Sale Sharks will nearly completely not be sufficient to dispute a most efficient runners-up put.
Exeter did nearly snatch victory in the last moments, Stuart Hogg putting the bar with a lengthy-fluctuate penalty on his return to Scotstoun.
Exeter capitalise on Gibbins yellow
Exeter were in the box seat ahead of this, so all of the stress used to be on Glasgow, a raise with a bonus level the requirement to salvage themselves serve looking for qualification via a most efficient runner-up slot.
On a day that Hogg made his return, his extinct team made basically the most blistering originate, working in for two of the four tries they wished interior eight minutes.
The first arrived ahead of a minute had been performed, Seymour beginning with a excessive raise ahead of the Warriors roared down the short side through George Horne, Glenn Bryce and Fraser Brown. The hooker put Seymour away, the winger chipping and gathering to salvage. Hastings banged over the conversion to salvage this belter of a sport off to a tumultuous origin.
Simmonds made it 7-3 with the boot nonetheless Glasgow struck all another time rapidly after. Taking part in with the wind in the principle half of, they over and over boomed kicks into Hogg’s airspace. From the restart, Hastings dropped a peach that the fleshy-serve spilled. The following time Exeter obtained their palms on it they were 14-3 in the serve of.
Patience, bolt and accuracy created the outlet, Johnson putting Jones in, the centre stepping originate air White to salvage an out of this world strive. Again, Hastings’ complicated conversion used to be loyal and Glasgow had the originate they’d had been dreaming about.
The company don’t appear to be a formidable pressure for nothing, of route. The early deficit didn’t put even the slightest dent in their self perception. After they started winning ball, they scored. Their line speed in defence forced an error from Johnson, who put his pass to ground in midfield, White catching it on the jump and working away to the posts.
Hastings made it 17-10 to withhold issues sweet for Glasgow nonetheless surely one of the seminal moments of the afternoon used to be now upon us. Callum Gibbins saw yellow for a shoulder stamp on Vermeulen at the breakdown. Referee Romain Poite belief it a sin-binning. Given the contact used to be on, or painfully discontinuance to, Vermeulen’s head then Gibbins used to be a bit of lucky.
The 10-minutes saw Exeter salvage two transformed tries. Kvesic went over from discontinuance-fluctuate – Exeter are utterly ruthless and near to unstoppable after they’ve obtained up a head of steam around the five metre line – and the Vermeulen went over,
That one had its origins with a burst from Jack Nowell up the loyal, then just a few phases each inching ever nearer to the Glasgow line. Jannes Kirsten blasted the Chiefs into the red zone and Vermeulen used to be not going to be denied when the choice introduced itself. Lethal.
With three tries on the jump from the company, the dwelling crowd can also have began to trouble the worst, nonetheless their resilience used to be prominent and their desire for victory white-hot. Within the half of’s last play, Hastings engineered something, splendidly stepping Alec Hepburn, then fending Enrique Pieretto and feeding Horne on his shoulder. All sq. at 24-24. A minor traditional.
Keen Glasgow punished for mistakes
The frantic nature of it carried on. Breathless would not reach discontinuance to covering it. Twice in the outlet minutes of the new half of, Glasgow had stunning possibilities to salvage all another time and twice the jump of the ball used to be unkind. It used to be Jones both events who had the choice.
The first of them used to be obvious-prick nonetheless the ball would not reach loyal for him. The 2d used to be an absolute sitter. Having hacked on from spilled Exeter ball, Jones raced ahead and stooped nonetheless the ball stayed low and he fumbled. The sheer agony of the 2d used to be writ substantial all over his face.
How Glasgow suffered. Quickly after, following four warnings from Poite while below savage stress in their fill 22, Glasgow had Brown binned. Extra stress, extra management, extra persistence saw Kvesic inch over from a yard for a fourth Exeter strive. With the conversion they were ahead all another time at 31-24. Once extra, the Warriors had been punished for his or her lack of numbers.
Their spirit used to be outstanding, though. Aid they came with 14 minutes left, a lineout maul doing to Exeter what Exeter plan to all-comers. Matawalu sneaked to salvage the contact down as as the rumble went over the line. Hastings’ conversion, into the wind and from the touchline, used to be sensational.
Stage all another time at 31-31, Glasgow tried to kick on. Johnson went over on the loyal nonetheless Poite ruled it out, precisely, for a forward pass from Hastings to Settle Harley optimistic ahead of Johnson used to be put obvious. Next, Hastings had a lash at a tumble aim that used to be optimistic too a ways out. Desperation had put of living in.
Exeter had a likelihood to raise it at the loss of life, Hogg, of all other americans, lining up a penalty try from 60 metres that came crashing off the bar.
A procedure it remained, a result that devoted the Chiefs all of the plan in which down to the bottom nonetheless one which destroyed the Warriors’ hopes of growth. They gave so powerful nonetheless it completely wasn’t sufficient.
‘We have shown obedient character’ – reaction
Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie: “We’re satisfied with the difficulty. Pissed off as successfully. We created pretty lots of alternatives nonetheless we’re upset due to it be put us below a bit of of stress in Europe.
“It used to be an valid originate nonetheless we gave them a soft one for his or her first strive. We made some somewhat loyal choices nonetheless in the conclude didn’t salvage the result.
“We created alternatives, we optimistic couldn’t salvage the ball to perk up. I specialise in we had four obvious alternatives if it had have sat up.”
Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Settle Baxter: “We have shown obedient character. On the present time used to be a day to stand up and present character.
“We had avid gamers shedding by the wayside in the course of the week, we had avid gamers shedding by the wayside last evening, we obtained disrupted in our inch back and forth right here and grew to change into up slack, the weather is moody.
“We were 14-3 down very early. Everything used to be a accomplishing this present day and now we have handled it and reach through with what feels admire a winning procedure and we are going to raise that on each day basis of the week.”
Glasgow Warriors: Bryce, Seymour, Jones, Johnson, Steyn, Hastings, G Horne; Kebble, Brown, Z Fagerson, Cummings, Grey, Wilson, Gibbins, M Fagerson.
Replacements: Turner, Seiuli Nicol, Harley, Fusaro, Rate, P Horne, Matawalu.
Exeter: Hogg, Nowell, Whitten, Devoto, Woodburn, Simmonds, White; Hepburn, Cowan-Dickie, Pieretto, Kirsten, Lonsdale, Ewers, Vermeulen, Kvesic.
Replacements: Taione, Moon, Avenue, Witty, Armand, Maunder, Steenson, Hill.