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- European Rugby Champions Cup
- Pool 5
- 8th Dec 2012
- KO 13:35
- Ground: Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
- Att: 7,512
Scarlets face an anxious wait on an injury to Rhys Priestland in the 22-16 Heineken Cup defeat at Exeter
Scarlets and Wales face an anxious wait on an injury to Rhys Priestland in the 22-16 Heineken Cup defeat at Exeter.
The Welsh province bowed out of the competition as their Pool Five hopes were dashed by five penalties from Chiefs kicker Gareth Steenson - and injuries to Priestland, flanker Aaron Shingler and prop Samson Lee compounded the hosts' misery.
Priestland had been expected to line up at fly-half for Wales when they set about defending their Six Nations crown early next year, but his participation is in doubt after he was carried off on a stretcher.
"He has got an Achilles injury," confirmed Scarlets head coach Simon Easterby. "We won't know the extent of that until he has a scan. But it didn't look good.
"Aaron Shingler suffered a groin injury and he's been carrying that for a couple of weeks. Hopefully he will come through but that didn't look great either.
"You can't give any side the start they had and we slipped off a couple of tackles and they scored a soft try and they scored a couple of points from our error and indiscipline.
"The second half was much better. We played a lot more tempo and we won the second half 10-6. When you give a side the start we did it was always going to be difficult to get back into the game."
Exeter coach Rob Baxter, by contrast, was delighted to guide his side to their first ever victory in the competition, saying: "Nice to collect some points and do it on the road against the Scarlets who have a fantastic Heineken Cup tradition.
"We came into the season saying we wanted to compete in the Heineken Cup and we did that pretty well in the first couple of games. The next thing on the line was to force a win. It wasn't the greatest game of rugby but I think we did enough to win the arm wrestle."
|European Rugby Champions Cup|
|Friday 17th October|
|European Rugby Champions Cup|
|19:45||Harlequins vs Castres|
|Saturday 18th October|
|13:00||Sale vs Munster|
|15:15||Saracens vs Clermont Auvergne|
|19:45||Leicester vs Ulster|
|15:15||Glasgow vs Bath|
|17:15||Racing Metro 92 vs Northampton|
|Sunday 19th October|
|17:15||Leinster vs Wasps|
|15:15||Toulon vs Scarlets|
|13:00||Toulouse vs Montpellier|
|13:00||Ospreys vs Benetton Treviso|
|Friday 24th October|
|19:45||Munster vs Saracens|
|Saturday 25th October|
|13:00||Ulster vs Toulon|
|19:45||Scarlets vs Leicester|
|15:15||Bath vs Toulouse|
|17:15||Montpellier vs Glasgow|
|17:15||Northampton vs Ospreys|
|Sunday 26th October|
|13:00||Clermont Auvergne vs Sale|
|15:00||Castres vs Leinster|
|17:15||Wasps vs Harlequins|
|17:15||Benetton Treviso vs Racing Metro 92|
|Saturday 6th December|
|TBC||Munster vs Clermont Auvergne|
|TBC||Sale vs Saracens|
|TBC||Castres vs Wasps|
|TBC||Harlequins vs Leinster|
|TBC||Ulster vs Scarlets|
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