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Aviva Premiership: Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter praises players after win over Gloucester

Last updated: 4th May 2013  

Aviva Premiership: Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter praises players after win over Gloucester

Rob Baxter: Proud of players

The successful teams in the Heineken Cup get there not now and again - they get there regularly. For us to be there again is a big boost to how we want to develop as a side.

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Rob Baxter hailed the passion of his Exeter Chiefs players after they secured Heineken Cup rugby with a thrilling 40-39 win over Gloucester.

In-form fly-half Gareth Steenson slotted a last-minute penalty to snatch victory for Exeter over their West Country rivals, the Irishman finishing with a 25-point tally.

Head coach Baxter believes securing another season in Europe's elite club competition shows how much they have progressed.

"We have moved forward, we have the chance to double-up on the Heineken Cup now which is very important," Baxter said.

"The successful teams in the Heineken Cup get there not now and again - they get there regularly.

"For us to be there again is a big boost to how we want to develop as a side. This game had everything and it looked for a little while - with the kind of emotion and drive that we put in - that the game was going to be all consuming."

The lead changed four times during a frantic Sandy Park encounter and Rob Baxter praised the strength of character shown by his side.

He said: "We carried very hard, great control of the ball, real great attacking intent, and we got a decent lead.

"To be fair, you have to take your hats off to Gloucester as I think most teams in the Premiership, including the top four, would have wilted under that."

Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies felt his side should have won the game.

He said: "We probably didn't control it for long enough periods; the set piece didn't give us enough and there were various reasons for that, both of our own doing and some I don't quite understand, but that is how it goes."

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