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Aviva Premiership: Rob Baxter praises Exeter after win at Wasps

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Aviva Premiership: Rob Baxter praises Exeter after win at Wasps

Exeter players celebrate scoring a try at Wasps

Whether they ran into a brick wall or found space, they got up again and carried again and that was the key to the game.

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Exeter head coach Rob Baxter was full of praise for his side after they closed on a place in next season's Heineken Cup with a 37-24 bonus-point away win over Wasps.

The Chiefs leapfrogged Bath into sixth place in the Aviva Premiership with the victory and they will be playing in Europe's premier competition for a second successive season if they beat Gloucester at home in their final league match on May 4.

Baxter said: "Physically it was a pretty tough game because we had such endeavour to carry the ball so much and play so much rugby.

"Attacking-wise we got a lot right today. Whether they ran into a brick wall or found space, they got up again and carried again and that was the key to the game.

"Ultimately, that created enough momentum and enough space for us to find some holes, which we did very well.

"We showed an enthusiasm and an endeavour when we were points up which we have sometimes lacked and we kept at them."

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Wasps own hopes of playing in the Heineken Cup next season were wrecked by their seventh successive defeat in all competitions.

Director of rugby Dai Young said: "If I was totally honest, it would have been great to be in the top six but I would be concerned because I don't think we're ready for Heineken Cup rugby.

"The last home game last season, we were playing Newcastle to stay in this league and we have made strides this season but there's still work to be done.

"Credit to Exeter, they are a good side but they didn't bring anything we didn't expect. I felt today that a lot of senior players fell off a lot of tackles which you would expect them to make."

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