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- Aviva Premiership
- 25th Nov 2012
- KO 15:00
- Ground: Madejski Stadium
- Att: 7,270
Aviva Premiership: Rob Baxter relieved as Exeter win after London Irish fightback
Exeter head coach Rob Baxter was hugely relieved after seeing his side almost blow a big lead at London Irish.
Exeter led 21-3 after just 18 minutes of the Aviva Premiership clash and the hosts looked in grave danger of being hammered, but the Exiles rallied to build a 23-21 lead midway through the second half.
But the Chiefs took charge again, Gareth Steenson scoring two late penalties to earn a 27-23 victory for Exeter.
Baxter said: "For the first 20 minutes we were very good and very dangerous as we were looking very direct and controlling the game.
"But then we started playing from side to side, just making passes and leaving the final man isolated. As a result we lost huge field positions.
"We made hard work of it and it's certainly a relief to pick up four points on the road. We've never won here and haven't won away in the Premiership so it's great to get the monkey off our back.
"They were without a number of players so on paper it's a game we should have won, but they were very tough and dogged in defence and in the end we had to grind it out."
London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith said: "They got a flyer in the first 20 minutes, we lost concentration and we lost our focus in defence.
"We gave ourselves a mountain to climb but with our try just before half-time it gave us a big momentum shift.
"Because they had such a good start it was a bit of a negative for them as they stopped playing.
"Our improved performance gave us a shot to win and we did a good job of running them down but they nailed their penalties at the crucial time and we missed ours.
"We had eight players away on international duty and another eight injured so it was good to salvage a bonus point."Heineken Cup. Click here to bet.
|Friday 24th April|
|19:45||Bath vs London Irish|
|Saturday 25th April|
|14:00||Sale Sharks vs Harlequins|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Newcastle Falcons|
|15:00||Leicester Tigers vs London Welsh|
|15:15||Northampton vs Saracens|
|Sunday 26th April|
|14:00||Wasps vs Exeter|
|Friday 8th May|
|19:45||Harlequins vs Bath|
|Saturday 9th May|
|14:00||Sale vs Newcastle|
|15:00||Northampton vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Gloucester vs London Irish|
|15:15||Wasps vs Leicester Tigers|
|Sunday 10th May|
|14:00||Saracens vs Exeter|
|Saturday 16th May|
|15:30||Exeter vs Sale|
|15:30||Leicester vs Northampton|
|15:30||Bath vs Gloucester|
|15:30||Newcastle vs Harlequins|
|15:30||London Irish vs Wasps|
|15:30||London Welsh vs Saracens|
|Sunday 12th April|
|London Irish 25 - 23 Sale Sharks|
|London Welsh 13 - 40 Wasps|
|Exeter 21 - 10 Northampton|
|Saturday 11th April|
|Saracens 22 - 6 Leicester Tigers|
|Harlequins 29 - 26 Gloucester|
|Friday 10th April|
|Newcastle Falcons 19 - 29 Bath|
|Sunday 29th March|
|London Welsh 14 - 29 Bath|
|Sale Sharks 23 - 6 Gloucester|
|Saturday 28th March|
|Saracens 42 - 14 Harlequins|
|London Irish 22 - 21 Newcastle Falcons|
|Leicester Tigers 25 - 18 Exeter|
|Friday 27th March|
|Northampton 52 - 30 Wasps|
|Sunday 8th March|
|Newcastle Falcons 12 - 16 Leicester Tigers|
|Wasps 17 - 26 Saracens|
|Saturday 7th March|
|Gloucester 33 - 33 Northampton|
|Exeter 74 - 19 London Welsh|
|Harlequins 26 - 20 London Irish|
|Friday 6th March|
|Bath 12 - 3 Sale Sharks|
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