|Gloucester (3) 15|
|Tries: Polledri, Rees-Zammit Con: Twelvetrees Pen: Twelvetrees|
|Exeter (7) 26|
|Tries: Vermeulen, Hogg Cons: Steenson 2 Pens: Steenson 4|
Premiership leaders Exeter recorded their fifth buy in six league games because the Chiefs won at Gloucester.
Exeter led 7-3 at half-time thanks to Jacques Vermeulen’s transformed are trying, and Gareth Steenson then kicked four penalties to lengthen their advantage.
The Chiefs had been firmly in relieve an eye on once returning Scotland stout-motivate Stuart Hogg ran in a counter-attacking are trying.
Gloucester hit motivate by Jake Polledri and Louis Rees-Zammit but had been unable to salvage a shedding bonus level.
Heavy rain and a swirling wind made for classy stipulations, with both facet making handling errors, even supposing Exeter impressed with a combating and clinical second-half performance at Kingsholm.
Gloucester dominated possession after flanker Vermeulen powered over from discontinuance range in the 10th minute, but the Cherry and Whites had been unable to glean the most of their alternatives to rating – with Billy Twelvetrees’ penalty all they needed to expose for his or her efforts at half-time.
Exeter, with the wind in the motivate of them after the spoil, began to exert their dominance and Steenson added 12 parts with the boot in the dwelling of 12 minutes as Gloucester paid the cost for sick-discipline on the breakdown.
Hogg, motivate with Exeter after captaining Scotland of their first two games in the Six Worldwide locations, began the switch for his facet’s second are trying – deciding on up the ball in his like 22 sooner than feeding Sam Simmonds and receiving a return offload from the number eight, then accelerating down the left flank and crossing.
The hosts finally figured out gaps in the Chiefs defence in the last 10 minutes as Italy ahead Polledri burrowed over and winger Rees-Zammit changed into once adjudged to net touched down in the ideal-hand nook following a consultation with the tv match obliging.
Gloucester stay a neighborhood and a level above fifth-positioned Bristol Bears having suffered motivate-to-motivate defeats, whereas Exeter switch five parts definite on the pinnacle before second-positioned Northampton’s dwelling game against the Bears on Sunday (15: 00 GMT).
Gloucester director of rugby Johan Ackermann told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
“The stats will expose we had loads of possession and territory.
“Now we net got doubtlessly won loads of things fancy carries and line-breaks, but with out the ball we gave away loads of silly penalties which them the replacement to diagram the rating and buy the game out of our fingers.
“We didn’t capitalise on the alternatives we had discontinuance to their purpose line.
“It changed into once no longer a lack of heart, commitment and energy – it changed into once unhappy resolution-making, our contact abilities and discipline which took the game too a ways for us.”
Gloucester: Banahan; Rees-Zammit, Harris, Twelvetrees, Marshall; Cipriani, Simpson; Rapava-Ruskin, Marais, Balmain, Grobler, Mostert (capt), Ackermann, Ludlow, Morgan.
Replacements: Gleave, Hohneck, Knight, Slater, Clarke, Polledri, Braley, Atkinson.
Exeter: Hogg; O’Flaherty, Whitten, S Hill, Woodburn; Steenson (capt), White; Moon, Taione, Williams, Kirsten, J Hill, Ewers, Vermeulen, Simmonds.
Replacements: Poole, Keast, Pieretto, S Skinner, Kvesic, Maunder, H Skinner, Dollman.
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys.