Chiefs on the charge


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By Moresman
January 16 2017

For a game that many would have considered a 'dead rubber' for the Chiefs they put in one of this season's outstanding performances.

Chiefs on the charge

Chiefs on the charge

Exeter Chiefs Gareth Steenson celebrates after the European Champions Cup, pool five match at the Sa

For a game that many would have considered a 'dead rubber' for the Chiefs they put in one of this season's outstanding performances.  Unfortunately I had to watch this one at home instead of in The Library.  Not something I normally enjoy but both sides really went after a result and put on a very entertaining show.  Initially it looked like it might be a long afternoon for the Chiefs with Ulster scoring after just 3 minutes  but the one thing we should know about the Chiefs is they never give up.  As the match wore on Chiefs looked more and more confident and line speed in defence and attack soon ramped up to the point where opportunities were created.  Thankfully Chiefs are now converting those opportunities into points for both backs and forwards.  
 
Exeter Chiefs Michele Campagnaro during the European Champions Cup, pool two match at Sandy Park, Ex
 
Thomas the Tank added two to his tally and it was great to see Michele Campagnaro get a couple on an all too rare outing.  However it was Jack Nowell who stole the show for me with another all round display.  Even though he was stepped by Charle Piutau for a try this was a rare blemish and Jack created opportunities whilst being resolute in defence.
 
Exeter Chiefs Jack Nowell during the European Champions Cup, pool five match at the Sandy Park, Exet

Next up it's away to Clermont and on this form I'm not betting against the Chiefs coming away with another famous victory.

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Chiefs on the charge
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Date: 16/01/2017 11:30

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Re: Chiefs on the charge
Posted by: ExTeddChief (IP Logged)
Date: 16/01/2017 12:05

Clemont is still mission impossible(though it wouldn't be the first time Rob and team have pulled off one of those) but I couldn't ask for more from yesterday's performance and Camp back in business will do me nicely.

If we're exiting Europe at this point then we're going down swinging.

Re: Chiefs on the charge
Posted by: Big Chief Cheshire Cheese (IP Logged)
Date: 16/01/2017 13:25

What do you think? I love that phrase and what I think is that we'll lose on Saturday but with style. I think we'll finish second in the league and I think we have virtually everything needed to win the Premiership. The only thing we need then is just a little bit of luck.

Re: Chiefs on the charge
Posted by: Moorsman (IP Logged)
Date: 16/01/2017 13:35

Who can name the 4 Chiefs players in the headline photo

Re: Chiefs on the charge
Posted by: Exeforever (IP Logged)
Date: 16/01/2017 14:37

L to R
Wade Kelly, Tony Walker, Richie Baxter at back in scrum cap, Chad Slade. The opposition is probably Coventry. Date would likely be 2006-7 season.

Re: Chiefs on the charge
Posted by: Moorsman (IP Logged)
Date: 16/01/2017 15:10

Nice try E4E the opposition was Bedford

Re: Chiefs on the charge
Posted by: OggyMan (IP Logged)
Date: 16/01/2017 16:04

Hi Moorsman, surprised you spelt the author incorrectly !?

Re: Chiefs on the charge
Posted by: Moorsman (IP Logged)
Date: 16/01/2017 19:57

Doh! I blame this bleddy virus

Re: Chiefs on the charge
Posted by: Tom A Hawk (IP Logged)
Date: 16/01/2017 20:19

Photo taken on the dead ball line with the photographer (Mr Mingo?) looking at what is now the North end of the ground before the North Terrance appeared.

Re: Chiefs on the charge
Posted by: Moorsman (IP Logged)
Date: 16/01/2017 23:04

Sorry E4E I got it wrong. The opposition was Lydney in EDF Cup March 2007

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