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|10 Minute Possession||
Match announcer @TheTiercel also back from international duties at Twickenham yesterday. Looking VERY smart.
15 minutes until kick-off and the boys are heading to the Sheds. Average age of this squad is 20 - a huge opportuni… https://t.co/NwC3XrI9dq
Is it me or is @BigChiefExeter looking younger today?
RT @chiefsyouth: Exeter Youth paying their respects at the Cathedral today @DevonRFU @iderfc @ExeterChiefs https://t.co/4i59PJqyAv
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. https://t.co/59TbLBxAHw
Impeccably observed two minutes' silence ahead of kick-off. Jarrod Evans to get us underway https://t.co/canFReH6p2
00 Blues will be starting - kicking from North to South
01 Cardiff get an early penalty. Offside after a dropped pass. 0-3
Cardiff Blues earn an early penalty. @jaaaarod lines it up from inside the 22 and slots it. 0-3 after just a minute at Sandy Park
02 Couple of high kicks then Exeter offend at the breakdown. Cardiff LO 20m from Chiefs tryline.
Try time! https://t.co/d8v9HI1ttu
04 Try Cardiff. Sheekey goes over after the LO ball is moved quickly into midfield. Evans converts. 0-10
Good start continues as a lovely timed pass from @kirby_myhill puts James Sheekey through a big hole. The number eight displayed good pace
Evans converts to make it 0-10 after five minutes.
06 Try Chiefs! 30m maul followed by quick hands and a couple of line breaks. Malton goes over from a yard. https://t.co/efHQ4RUXPH
07 Joe Simmonds converts 7-10 https://t.co/bwuEDuXYLV
TRY: @ExeterChiefs respond with a try of their own following some strong forward drives. Conversion is good. 7-10
09 Chiefs; defence looking a lot stronger. They force an error and have a scrum just inside their half.
Jarrod Evans comes off for blood and is replaced by Ben Jones.
11 Cardiff pre-engage and Chiefs go quickly.. Handling error. No advantage. Blues scrum at their 10m 7-10
12 Chiefs scrum is dominant. They get the penalty. Simmonds takes them to about 10m out.
14 Cardiff collapse the maul. Chiefs cannot take advantage. Another LO close to the line.
25 Try Chiefs. No graphic for this one. Penalty try after the maul is collapsed again.
Penalty Try - @ExeterChiefs take the lead after Luke Pearce awards a pen try. The hosts flexing their forward muscle here. Simmonds converts
15 Simmonds adds the extras https://t.co/CppMiC4NUt
15 Myhill received a yellow card too.
That brings the scores to 14-10. @cardiff_blues were penalised for pulling down a driving line out with Kirby Myhill sent to the sin-bin
Belcher is on for Sheekey during the yellow card period.
16 Belcher on to ensure front row is OK. Sheekey leaves the field Chiefs scrum at their 5m
TRY - Michele Campagnaro. Exeter score from inside their own 22. Brilliant attacking rugby leads to a kick through. Beal covered but saw ...
his rushed clearance charged down. Simmonds converts once again to make it 21-10 to the hosts.
17 Try Chiefs. First ever try in Chiefs colours for Campagnaro. https://t.co/AnKDZoAQ09
18 Simmonds adds two more 21-10 https://t.co/5nYNidTzQl
19 Make sure you catch that try on the highlights. Started at Chiefs 5m line - great hands and support
20 Champagne rugby being played by Chiefs. Superb pass back puts Dollman in the clear. His kick through not quite gathered.
22 Cardiff manage to clear and their kick was touched. Blues LO. Their next kick goes straight in
Exeter slice through the Blues midfield again but @Rhun_Williams makes a superb try-saving tackle.
23 Another hole exposed as Whitten breaks through. Hauled down 3m from the line. His offload is forward.
25 Cardiff nullifying the Chiefs maul by not contesting at the LO. Clever tactics. Chiefs come into midfield but penalised.
28 Try Chiefs. The giraffe on steroids does his winger bit again latching on to a clever Chudley chip. https://t.co/FNivXjuUrB
Bonus-point try for @ExeterChiefs as former @cardiff_blues forward Damien Welch collects a cross kick to score in the corner. 26-10
29 No extras. 26-10
30 Let off for Chiefs as Cardiff make a clean break through the middle but the player stumbles.
32 Interception by Chiefs but good tackle back by Cardiff. Kick through dribbles into touch at Cardiff's 5m line.
36 More enterprising play sees Welch attacking on the wing at Blues 22. No luck this time and an error gives Cardiff the scrum put in.
35 Scrum folds. Cardiff adjudged the culprits. Chiefs 5m LO. Will Cardiff step away again? No.
Exeter are on the attack again and rubbing forward
Looks like they may have driven over for a fifth try. Cardiff Blues clear but Luke Pearce goes to the TMO
36 Hi ho hi ho it's off to the TMO we go. Have Chiefs scored?
36 No try. Knocked on in the build up.
No try. We go back for a defensive scrum.
37 A fair bit of faffing about at scrum time. Chiefs pinged. 26-10
Fifth try for @ExeterChiefs. Sam Simmonds the scorer after the ball is moved wide. 31-10 with the conversion to come.
39 Another fine score from Chiefs. Sam Simmonds goes over after flowing moves involving backs and forwards from ha… https://t.co/OQUzI9ziWc
39 No extras.
31-10 at half-time at Sandy Park. A tough half for a young Cardiff Blues side. Average age 20 vs 26.
HT - Exeter Chiefs 31 Cardiff Blues 10 https://t.co/BNCRBTQnVv
Some great first half images from @ppauk of @ExeterChiefs v @cardiff_blues in the Anglo-Welsh Cup https://t.co/6W3voWe5Vu
Half time entertainment - the best smoochiest kiss will win the cheese truckle from @DartsFarm - I have @SophieNeal333 next to me . . .
And over to Chase Derek The Otter. Being chased by the military. Unarmed, Obviously.
Derek is caught and the @otterbrewery beer will be going to a good home.
40 Townsend and Strong on for Chudley and Dollman
40 Cardiff clear from the restart, Chiefs attack but are pinged at halfway. Blues LO about 25m out.
43 Chiefs defence at their 22 is strong and they are able to clear long.
Four minutes into the second-half and Tom Hendrickson goes over following a series of offloads.
44 Try Chiefs - Hendrickson goes over after a lovely offload from Campagnaro. https://t.co/3hrpHJZwOz
46 Yet another conversion from Joe Simmonds 38-10 https://t.co/WRf6BlWtF9
Simmonds converts the try to bring the scores to 38-10 after 45 minutes.
46 Things just not clicking for Blues. Restart doesn't go 10. Chiefs play on and kick the ball to touch 20m from Cardiff line.
47 Some great touches being shown by Joe Simmonds. Superb kick through.
A rampaging interception from big @SebDaviess gives Cardiff Blues hope of a second try. They set up camp in the 22
48 Ooops. Interception by Blues puts the pressure on the Chiefs defence.
49 Try Cardiff - Chiefs defence not reorganised quickly enough and James Beal touches down wide left.
49 Conversion is wide. 38-15
TRY! James Beal collects a lovely @HarriMillard_ kick through to the corner to score. Plenty of fight left in this young team
Welcome to @peikrish who comes on for his @cardiff_blues debut.
49 Couple of speculative kicks finishes with a Blues knock-on in their 22,
Good crowd here today. 9,595. Thanks one and all.
54 - TRY for the Chiefs, Townsend and Joe Simmonds combine to send the former over for the score (43-15) https://t.co/v9TDJQFa6g
A seventh try for @ExeterChiefs with Stuart Townsend the scorer
50 Simmonds adds another two points 45-15 https://t.co/PLWVryzJVb
49 Bit of a schemozzle on the far side gets the Library a little agitated. Scrum Cardiff.
TRY! @Rhun_Williams takes an offload from @dane_blacker9 after the scrum-half pounces on loose ball from an up and… https://t.co/EliJ9fmVym
48 Try Cardiff. Chiefs go up for the high ball. One of them heads the ball backwards and Cardiff pounce. Rhum Williams dots it down.
Ben Jones misses the conversion but the score is now 45-20 to the hosts
Mass changes - will try and catch up with them as we go on. Caulfield Innard and Skinner definitely on.
Try for @Rhun_Williams ? It looks like he pounced for another. TMO....
61 Looks like another Cardiff try. Kick through not taken cleanly. Ball goes over the tryline and touched down by a Cardiff player
61 Try Cardiff. Rhum Williams got the touchdown. No conversion. 45-25
Great opportunist try for @Rhun_Williams . That's two tries in three minutes the full-back. 45-25 to Exeter Chiefs https://t.co/H7Iq3HcDCE
63 Campagnaro, Malton and Atkins were the players to go off.
Rhys Carre is now on for the Blues. Another bright prospect for the future who will be back in collage tomorrow morning!
Eighth try for Exeter. A scrappy one as Cardiff man up in defence but despite the ball being loss several times the Chiefs power over.
64 Try Chiefs. Johnson goes over in the corner after some rather interesting errors. They all count. https://t.co/IvByiJyqdd
64 Watch stopped at the moment. Cardiff player being treated under the posts.
65 Conversion drifts wide. 50-25
67 Lawday for Whitten. Chiefs LO around halfway,
68 Referee plays a long advantage for a high Bues tackle. Nothing comes so Chiefs have a LO 20m from Blues line.
70 Another high tackle, Another LO. This time 5m out.
The hosts rumble over for a ninth try. Jack Innard the try scorer
70 Norton for Keast
71 - TRY for the Chiefs, Innard goes over from a well-drilled catch and drive move (55-25) https://t.co/L0NacUS6ue
70 Simmonds adds to his points tally. https://t.co/TkWeLMnvGZ
72 Street for Owlett
73 Joe Simmonds shows he has gas - manages to beat the Cardiff player to a kick through but his attempted kick through goes into touch
75 TMO being called on to rule on a deliberate knock on by Cardiff. Very close to their line.
75 Yellow card for Rhodri Davies. Chiefs going for another 5m LO
That's a 10th try for Exeter Chiefs. Tom Lawday the man to touch down on this occasion. Score is now 62-25
75 - TEN UP for the Chiefs, Lawday goes over for his first score (62-25) https://t.co/iT9UZa2vpr
76 Joe Simmonds from wide left. Nope 62-25
78 Joe Simmonds awarded Man of the Match by @btsportrugby
Full time here at Sandy Park - final score is @ExeterChiefs 62 Cardiff Blues 25