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So Far So Good
By Moorsman
March 7 2017


Rob

Chiefs beat Tigers at Welford road to cement second place in the Prem.  Not bad with just a few rounds to go and given the shaky start to this season.

So Far So Good

Chiefs beat Tigers at Welford road to cement second place in the Prem.  Not bad with just five rounds to go and given the shaky start to this season.

Exeter Chiefs Don Armand

  PWDLForAgainstPDTFTATBPLBP
1 Wasps 17 13 1 3 537 371 166 67 44 9 1 64  
2 Chiefs 17 10 3 4 490 335 155 62 42 10 3 59  
3 Sarries 17 12 1 4 417 247 170 46 18 5 3 58  
4 Bath  17 10 0 7 362 294 68 38 30 4 4 48  
5 Tigers 17 10 0 7 411 343 68 43 37 4

3

47  
6 Saints 17 9 0 8 356 339 17 36 33 4 4 44  
7 Quins 17 9 0 8 382 395 -13 42 44 4 2 42  
8 Falcons 17 7 0 10 339 443 -104 42 54 4 4 36  
9 Gloucester  17 5 2 10 408 399 9 44 48 4 7 35  
10 Sharks 17 5 1 11 335 435 -100 40 49 4 3 29  
11 Warriors 17 4 2 11 345 523 -178 39 60 3 1 24  
12 Bristol  17 3 0 14 277 535 -258 30 70 0 5 17  

Friday nights win should not have come as too much a surprise as the Chiefs have only lost 2 (drawn 1) of their 9 away games and they gained a losing bonus point on both occassions.  It was also the fourth try bonus point from these 9 matches.  Strangely enough it's the home form that's been a little patchy with just 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses.  However Chiefs have only failed to take a bonus point from one match at Sandy Park this season with 6 TBP and 1 LBP being gained.  Recently they've been scoring tries for fun and look to be a very confident bunch of players.  Even when they go behind there's a steely determination about their work added to some incredible fitness.

Exeter Chiefs Phil Dollman runs in to score a try during the Aviva Premiership match at Sandy Park,

The five remaining games are:-

Saturday 25th March Sharks (H)  
Saturday 8th April Bristol (H)  
Friday 14th April Quins (A)  
Saturday 29th April Saints (H)  
Saturday 6th May Glaws (A)

The Saints game would look to be the toughest on paper as they don't concede many tries and we seem to like to get into an arm wrestle with them when we play them.  Having said this Quins and Glaws away aren't easy prospects but I think we're playing well enough to come away with a win from both.

General view of the Aviva Premiership trophy pitchside before the Aviva Premiership match at Twicken

Chiefs look nailed on for a top four spot and the only question is whether we can make sure it's a home semi.  Although given our away form I'm sure we'd have a decent chance wherever we end up playing.  Having said this it would be great to have Sandy Park packed to the rafters with The Library it's usual quiet self!