London Scottish travelled to the West Country for the second time in as many weeks to face and Exeter Chiefs side who were unbeaten in the Premiership Rugby Cup. Knowing the challenge of taking on a Premiership outfit in such good form, the Exiles once again did themselves proud against an impressive outfit.
From the off, Scottish knew they were going to be in a physical battle. Exeter came with a strong scrum and maul which for much of the game the Exiles managed to contain. However, on the occasions the home side broke out and gained field position they were unstoppable.
For much of the first half Scottish found themselves camped in their own half defending wave after wave of Exeter attack. Despite the best efforts of the away side they were unable to stop three Exeter scores. The home side did have their chances in the opening forty but were unable to convert as the home side thwarted any field position.
Chiefs begun the second half the brighter with two quick tries after the break. It looked like the writing could be on the wall for the Exiles but Bailey Ransom’s men fought back and fought back hard.
London Scottish began to play with pace and power, accessing the outside channels nicely. Firstly a break from Hyde put away Stephen Kerins for a lovely try down the left hand side. Then Brown would go through to link up with support to score a second.
A final moment of magic from Kerins almost resulted in a third try for the visitors but the bounce of the ball evaded him and the game would end 47-10 Exeter Chiefs.
London Scottish now turn their attention to the visit of Cornish Pirates next Friday night. You can buy your tickets for that one here.