Bristol Bears v Exeter Chiefs LIVE reaction and highlightsIt's game day. Bristol Bears host Exeter Chiefs in Round Five of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership on Friday night. Both sides come into the match off the back of their first defeats of the season and so looking to make amends. Bristol were beaten 30-15 away at Newcastle last Friday to be knocked off top spot in the league by Chiefs and then the following day Exeter were beaten 28-20 away at Sale Sharks to tumble down the standings.
Ruben Van Heerden picks and goes from short range. Simple Exeter rugby. Henry Slade adds the extras. 14-4566 minsJohn EvelyJonny Gray masterclassBristol have no support as they look to attack from deep. Ed Holmes gets tackled but there is no one in the blue shirt to ruck over so Gray takes the ball with ease. Holmes then concedes a penalty by tackling from an offside position and Exeter can kick to the corner. 14-3864 minsJohn EvelyTRY - Exeter ChiefsInterception....!!!! Luke Cowan-Dickie picks off a pass from Chris Vui as Bristol look to attack from deep and the England hooker runs in from 24m out untouched.
The hooker celebrates on his way to the tryline. 14-3662 minsJohn EvelyTRY - Bristol BearsWill Capon is over from a driving maul from a 5m lineout. The hooker throws to Joe Joyce, the maul is set around him and the hosts drive over. AJ MacGinty converts from right in front. 12-3159 minsJohn EvelyBrilliant tackling from ChiefsBristol break the line down the right wing through Charles Piutau who breaks the tackle of Olly Woodburn and puts Toby Fricker away.
Newcastle Falcons vs Exeter Chiefs Preview & Prediction - The Stats ZoneSelect the sports you want to hear about and TSZ will send the best previews, analysis and predictions straight to your inbox. Sign up today! THE FACTS When is Newcastle Falcons vs Exeter Chiefs taking place? Newcastle Falcons vs Exeter Chiefs will take place on Sunday 20th February, 2022 at 15:00 (UK) Where is Newcastle Falcons vs Exeter Chiefs taking place? Newcastle Falcons vs Exeter Chiefs will take place at Kingston Park in Newcastle upon Tyne Where can I get tickets for Newcastle Falcons vs Exeter Chiefs? Ticket information for Newcastle Falcons vs Exeter Chiefs can be found on each side’s official website What TV channel is Newcastle Falcons vs Exeter Chiefs on in the UK? Newcastle Falcons vs Exeter Chiefs will be televised live on BT Sport Where can I stream Newcastle Falcons vs Exeter Chiefs in the UK? BT Sport subscribers can stream Newcastle Falcons vs Exeter Chiefs live on the BT Sport Player & app THE TEAM NEWS Newcastle Falcons: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Tom Penny, 13 George Wacokecoke, 12 Matias Orlando, 11 Nathan Earle, 10 Will Haydon-Wood, 9 Cameron Nordli-Kelemeti, 8 Callum Chick, 7 Connor Collett, 6 Will Welch (c), 5 Sean Robinson, 4 Greg Peterson, 3 Trevor Davison, 2 George McGuigan, 1 Adam BrocklebankReplacements: 16 Jamie Blamire, 17 Conrad Cade, 18 Mark Tampin, 19 Rob Farrar, 20 Josh Basham, 21 Joel Hodgson, 22 Luther Burrell, 23 Adam RadwanExeter Chiefs: 15 Josh Hodge, 14 Olly Woodburn, 13 Ian Whitten, 12 Tom Hendrickson, 11 Tom O’Flaherty, 10 Joe Simmonds (c), 9 Sam Maunder, 8 Richard Capstick, 7 Don Armand, 6 Sam Skinner, 5 Dafydd Jenkins, 4 Jannes Kirsten, 3 Patrick Schickerling, 2 Jack Innard, 1 Alec HepburnReplacements: 16 Jack Yeandle, 17 Billy Keast, 18 Marcus Street, 19 Lewis Pearson, 20 Santiago Grondona, 21 Jack Maunder, 22 Harvey Skinner, 23 Facundo Cordero THE PREDICTION Exeter Chiefs snapped a three-match losing streak last Saturday with an impressive 24-15 victory over in-form Gloucester.
Henry Slade puts the conversion attempt just off the outside of the far post. 14-50. 71 minsJohn EvelyYELLOW CARD - Bristol BearsThings go from bad to worse as Piers O'Conor is yellow carded for taking Christ Tshiunza out danerously in the air. That hurt the Welshman who feel right on his back. The Bears will finish with 14 men. 14-4570 minsJohn EvelyBristol have given up the ghostBristol fans are heading for the exits early. Pat Lam has just pulled star men Ellis Genge and Charles Piutau. Exeter have broken their hearts tonight. 14-4568 minsJohn EvelyTRY - Bristol BearsThis is brutal play from Exeter Chiefs.
A brace of tries for both Olly Woodburn and Jack Nowell helped the Devon side to a seven0try victory and handed the Bears their record Premiership defeat at Ashton Gate. Not since 1997 have a Bristol side conceded 50 points at home in the Premiership, leaving director of rugby Pat Lam labelling the performance 'unacceptable. 'Luke Cowan-Dickie, Ruben Van Heerden and Richard Capstick were also on the try-scoring sheet for the visitors, with Joe Simmonds converting three of the Chiefs’ seven tries and kicking a penalty. Henry Slade added three conversions.
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Get the full ratingsChris Vui of Bristol Bears looks dejected after final whistle following the defeat to Exeter Chiefs. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)09:25John EvelyReaction from Exeter head coach Ali Hepher06:43John Evely'Fans deserve better' Tweets Ellis GengeThe Bristol Bears prop Tweeted: "What a crowd, you as fans deserve significantly better than what we’ve put together last 2 weeks, we will learn some harsh lessons and grow as a team! Thank you all! "06:41John EvelyReaction from Bristol Bears full-back Charles Piutau22:33John EvelyReaction from Exeter Chiefs head coach Ali HepherHepher said: "Every away win is special, we got mentally in the right place, we have let sides back in thisseason but there was none of that tonight. ’ "We knew they would come out after their performance last week, we put ourselves under a bitpressure but even then the signs were there for us that we were going to play well.
21:38John EvelyJonny Gray man of the match interviewIt was huge. We knew it would need to be. In that first half we were under the pump but we came through that. We spoke all week about how big this game was especially after that performance at Sale last week. It is exciting for us this season but there is a long way to go. It is a great group down here and I am lucky to be here. 21:36John EvelyOfficial man of the matchQuite rightly Jonny Gray is named the player of the match by BT Sport. The Scottish lock was spectacular tonight. 21:35John EvelyStay tunedFull reaction to come. 21:34KEY EVENTFULL TIME - Bristol Bears 14 Exeter Chiefs 50Olly Woodburn almost wriggles to within a foot of the try line but at the next phase Chiefs knock on and bring the final whistle. A massively impressive display from the Devon side who have dominated the Bears.
14-5078 minsJohn EvelyExeter making territory in defenceThe Bears are getting knocked backwards with every carry right now as this inspired Chiefs defence fly out the line. 14-5076 minsJohn EvelyInsane physicality Exeter Chiefs have justr bullied Bristol off the park in an incredible 90 second spell of phyisical dominance, counter rucking and smashing the Bears backwards before winning a penalty. 14-5073 minsJohn EvelyTRY - Exeter ChiefsRichard Capstick takes a cross-field kick from Harvey Skinner on the bounce and steps inside Toby Fricker to score.
These two sides came head to head in the Premiership Rugby Cup just a couple of weeks ago with the Devon side coming out on top 35-20 at Ashton Gate but the squads are set to look very different this weekend. The game kicks off at 7. 45pm on Friday night. Follow all the build-up, team news, live play-by-play match updates, reaction, stats, analysis and highlights from Ashton Gate with regular posts below.... 09:32KEY EVENTFULL FREE HIGHLIGHTSWatch 11 minutes of full highlights from last night's game for free right here on the BT Sport website. Stuart Hogg of Exeter Chiefs takes on Ellis Genge of Bristol Bears (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)09:30KEY EVENTFULL MATCH REPORT - Relentless Exeter Chiefs bully Bristol Bears into record home defeatExeter Chiefs broke Bristol Bears' spirit with a bullying display at Ashton Gate to emphatically win 50-14 to move top of the Gallagher Premiership table on Friday night.
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Toby Fricker, making his first appearance of the season having recovered from a hamstring injury and Will Capon crossed for Bristol, with conversions from Callum Sheedy and AJ MacGinty. Get the full match report. Toby Fricker of Bristol Bears is tackled (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)09:28KEY EVENTExeter Chiefs player ratings from Bristol Bears win: 'Riding on a tsunami-sized wave of form'Rugby reporter Sam Jess takes a closer look a the individual performances from the Chiefs players. Get the full ratingsSam Maunder of Exeter Chiefs is tackled by Joe Joyce and Magnus Bradbury of Bristol Bears. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)09:26KEY EVENTBristol Bears player ratings from Exeter Chiefs defeat - 'Had little impact'Rugby writer Archie Connelly takes a closer look at the individual performances from the Bears players.
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They should be able to double down as they travel to Newcastle Falcons with their hosts winless in three matches across all competitions following a 37-21 loss at Bristol Bears last time out. A bye week last weekend for the hosts is unlikely to help them claim a first home win since mid-December over fellow strugglers Worcester Warriors in the Challenge Cup.
We worked our way up the field, really pleased with us. 22:31John EvelyReaction from Pat Lam"It was just one of those nights and not ideal, obviously we’re not happy about it, but all we can do is regroup and go again next week. “ “ I does (sting) but there’s nothing we can do about it now except fix it. “ “That’s the hardest thing. At the end of the day we play for our crowd and I’m disappointed for them. You know, pleased so many showed up but that’s not good enough for our crowd. “ “They’re all tough, that’s what the Premiership is, it’s all tough.
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