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Aviva Premiership: Rob Baxter praises Exeter after win 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."
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."Aviva Premiership. Click here to bet.
Aviva Premiership Table
|Friday 5th September|
|19:45||Northampton vs Gloucester|
|Saturday 6th September|
|14:00||Sale vs Bath|
|14:00||Saracens vs Wasps|
|15:00||Leicester vs Newcastle|
|16:30||London Irish vs Harlequins|
|Sunday 7th September|
|14:00||London Welsh vs Exeter|
|Friday 12th September|
|19:45||Harlequins vs Saracens|
|Saturday 13th September|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Sale|
|15:00||Bath vs London Welsh|
|15:15||Exeter vs Leicester|
|Sunday 14th September|
|14:00||Wasps vs Northampton|
|15:00||Newcastle vs London Irish|
|Friday 19th September|
|19:45||Gloucester vs Exeter|
|Saturday 20th September|
|14:00||Sale vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Harlequins vs Wasps|
|15:00||London Irish vs Saracens|
|15:15||Bath vs Leicester|
|Sunday 21st September|
|14:00||Newcastle vs Northampton|
|Friday 26th September|
|19:45||London Welsh vs Gloucester|
|Saturday 27th September|
|15:00||Leicester vs London Irish|
|15:00||Saracens vs Sale|
|15:15||Northampton vs Bath|
|Sunday 28th September|
|14:00||Wasps vs Newcastle|
|14:00||Exeter vs Harlequins|
|Friday 3rd October|
|19:45||Bath vs Saracens|
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