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By Moorsman
January 31 2017

Chiefs travel to Bristol for the second time this season and will be looking to bring home a 5 pointer to secure progression in the AW Cup.

Chiefs v Bristol

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Exeter Chiefs Jack Maunder during the European Champions Cup, pool five match at Sandy Park, Exeter.

Chiefs travel to Bristol for the second time this season and will be looking to bring home a 5 pointer to secure progression in the AW Cup.  

  Played Won Lost For Against Points
Chiefs 3 2 1 129 59 10
Ospreys 3 2 1 63 36 10
Sharks 3 2 1 69 42 9
Warriors 3 1 2 63 115 6

With a superior points difference this should see the Chiefs progress to the next round no matter what the outcome of the Ospreys fixture at the Ricoh v Wasps.  It will be interesting to see how Rob Baxter and the coaches approach team selection as there will be one eye on the return to Prem action the following week.  However I fully expect there to be our usual mix of 'fringe' players, injury returnees and Academy youngsters.  I think Jack Maunder will be on England U20 duty so won't be available to share the 9 jersey with Stu Townsend although 17 year old Joe Snow looked very comfortable when he came on last week.  

Exeter Chiefs Sam Simmonds, (right) is tackled by Leicester Tigers Matt Smith, (left) during the LV

If Julian Salvi is now fit I expect to see him on the bench if he doesn't make the starting 15 just to get him some game time following injury.  It will be great to see him back in action and I can see Sam Simmonds getting another run at 8.  In the backs I think Campo may take a break as he'll be linking up with his Italian team mates for the 6 Nations.  This could mean we'll see Ian Whitten or Ollie Devoto return to the centre with Ollie Woodburn on the wing.  Whatever team the coaches put out will be going flat out for a win but Brizz will be keen to get something from the game as well.

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31/01/2017 12:08
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Tiverton Brave
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Tiverton Brave (IP Logged)
05/02/2017 07:50
Morning All
Am heading up to Ashton Gate for this one. Anyone know/got any advice on parking near the stadium?
Google maps does show some supermarket/out of town shops. parking there?
Any advice gratefully accepted.
COYC

 
Snider
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Snider (IP Logged)
05/02/2017 08:10
We parked at Bedminster Cricket Club, Clanage Road BS3 2JX for 5 and had a 20 minute walk to the stadium.

We will be doing the same today and leaving early at 11.15 so that we can listen to Nigel Owens on Desert Island Disc during the journey!

 
Tiverton Brave
Re: AW Cup Chiefs v Bristol
Tiverton Brave (IP Logged)
05/02/2017 08:41
Thanks Snider, might do likewise.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: AW Cup Chiefs v Bristol
05/02/2017 08:56
We did the same, probably the best bet

 
Master Chief
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Master Chief (IP Logged)
05/02/2017 17:04
Good result. How did the younger guys get on? Bodily, Simmonds x2 etc

 
dwhite805
Re: AW Cup Chiefs v Bristol
dwhite805 (IP Logged)
05/02/2017 18:56
Why was Sladey not given a start at 10. If he's the future there he needs the practice.

 
MESSAGES->author
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Pinhoe_Chief (IP Logged)
05/02/2017 20:13
Another good result for the lads. Was the ref as bad as the Bristol board seem to think?

 
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clalan (IP Logged)
05/02/2017 23:05
Problem is they moan so much its hard to know if they are crying wolf or not.

 
ExTeddChief
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ExTeddChief (IP Logged)
06/02/2017 14:04
THe Radio Bristol commentators were certainly moaning - sounds like the ref did well to get out of town in once piece but that still sounded like a very smooth performance from the Chiefs. First ever home LV semi. Bring it on Quins!

 
Tiverton Brave
Re: AW Cup Chiefs v Bristol
Tiverton Brave (IP Logged)
06/02/2017 16:38
Bristol were very much in the mood to play it slowly, lots of players 'taking a knee' and their discipline was pretty poor. Two yellow cards towards the end of the first half enabled us to break them down.
Chiefs were a bit sloppy it has to be said but we got the rub of the green from the ref and eventually managed to get the bonus point try. Dropped balls, passes behind or too far in front of receiving players. Thought we looked sluggish but that could just be the view from the 'gods' in the stands - blimey it was high up!! Oxygen?
I think we were a bit too complacent to be honest and couldn't quite shake free from Bristol for quite a bit of the game.
The last penalty try came from the ref deciding that Bristol had taken the ball over their line and touched down - to be honest it didn't look like that to me - the resulting scrum saw the penalty try awarded.
I think Bristol haven't learned yet to play the ref and adapt to his view of events. Having said that, we could have done with that ref up at Allianz park!!
Roll on the home semi!!

 
kingofthehill
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KingoftheHill (IP Logged)
06/02/2017 16:49
Not sure that ref was playable at all - the worst I've seen. Hope he goes back to school boy rugby which is where I guess he normally officiates!

 
Blue feather
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Blue feather (IP Logged)
07/02/2017 15:52
Quote:
KingoftheHill
Not sure that ref was playable at all - the worst I've seen. Hope he goes back to school boy rugby which is where I guess he normally officiates!
and stays in Wales!

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