Run In update 2...

By Moorsman
April 25 2018

Just two games to go and Chiefs will be looking to go undefeated until the end of the season.

the run in updated

The Run In
General view of the Aviva Premiership trophy pitchside before the Aviva Premiership match at Twicken
Here's how the table stands with just 5 league games to go and Chiefs opponents are highlighted.  Potentially 4 out of the 5 will still be hoping to make at least the top  six by season end and some may even be vying for a play off place!
1 Chiefs 17 12 0 5 432 285 147 13 61
2 Wasps 17 11 1 5 468 391 77 8 54
3 Sarries 17 11 0 6 490 294 196 9 53
4 Falcons 17 11 0 6 335 365 -30 6 50
5 Tigers 17 10 0 7 408 373 35 7 47
6 Glaws 17 9 1 7 378 408 -30 8 46
7 Bath 17 9 0 8 423 397 26 9 45
8 Sharks 17 8 0 9 408 375 33 11 43
9 Quins 17 7 0 10 424 459 -35 8 36
10 Saints 17 6 0 11 386 476 -90 7 31
11 Warriors 17 5 0 12 297 455 -158 7 27
12 Irish 17 2 0 15 283 454 -171 7 15
First up it's Bath away next Friday evening (23/03) In some way the postponment of the Anglo Welsh Final will work in Bath's favour because they were likely to field many of their Prem side given the current injury situation.  This would have only given them a 5 day turnaround had the Final gone ahead.  Whereas Chiefs strength in depth allowed for many of the Prem side to have a 'normal' lead up to the fixture.  The Rec is never an easy place to get a win and Chiefs don't have a particularly good record there.  A lot will depend on whether the Chiefs are back on form and which Bath side turns up on the night ( their form has been pretty inconsistent).  If the Chiefs are anywhere near their early season form I can only see a Chiefs victory.  Even a narrow win will do and push Chiefs closer to a guaranteed top 4 and potential home semi.  However Bath will be really pushing for points to ensure a top 6 or top 4 place so it's not going to be easy!

Chiefs come away with a victory and pick up 4 points
Exeter Chiefs Don Armand

The second game is at home to Glaws (08/04) and we all know how closely fought ouir games v the Cherry and Whites normally are.  Glaws really seem to have turned a corner this season and have put in some mightily effective performances.  Their Achilles heal appears to be their defence having conceded more points than they've scored and 123 more than the Chiefs have so far this season.  This I think will be the diffenece between the sides and with what is likely to be sold out Sandy Park behind them I'm backing Chiefs to win with a TBP in a high scoring game.

Well I was correct with the TBP but I thought Glaws were going to get closer than they did.  However the Chiefs.  The win guarantees Chiefs a semifinal place and they need just 2 more points to ensure this is at home.

Run In update 2...
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