Sam Simmonds, Harry Williams, Cowan-Dickie and Slade all scored for the Premiership side and, while previous Ireland winger Simon Zebo crossed 2 times for Racing, Rob Baxter’s males held on for a remarkable 31-27 victory.There were no absence of Champion stars in action in European domestic rugby’s masterpiece match and the drama in Bristol did not dissatisfy, as Scotland fly-half Finn Russell duelled it out versus Exeter’s raft of internationals.And also betting Laurent Travers’group were France stars Virimi
Vakatawa, Camille Chat and Bernard Le Roux, with experienced scrum-half Maxime Machenaud starting on the bench.All gamers were wanting to impress ahead of the resumption of the Guinness 6 Countries later this month, beginning with Italy’s journey to Ireland on October 24. Hogg, Cowan-Dickie, Gray, Slade and Jack Nowell all began in Baxter’s XV and it took under 10 minutes for the try-scoring pyrotechnics to occur under
the Ashton Gate lights.It was England hooker Cowan-Dickie who got the ball rolling, clinically capitalising on a powerful trample to hand Chiefs the advantage.Baxter’s people needed simply 8 minutes to double their benefit as Sam Simmonds, who played in 4 of England’s Guinness Six Nations matches in 2018, crossed following another close-quarter drive.The French
side hit back, however, as Zebo– a gamer with 35 Ireland caps– discussed in the corner after some fluent accumulation play from the Top 14 outfit.And Racing quickly cut the gap to simply two points after Argentinian full-back Juan Imhoff sliced open the defence to continue a helter-skelter very first half hour.The English group restored their one-try advantage right before half-time, nevertheless, as Williams, who has actually featured in five Champ matches for England, dotted down in between the posts.Racing struck directly back after the break as Zebo, helped by Scotland star Russell, scored a great solo effort to extend the festival of tries.The see-saw contest was remarkable and back came Chiefs simply three minutes later on as Nowell, a two-time Champion winner with England in 2016 and 2017, established Slade, another Red Rose star, to open Exeter
‘s benefit once again. However Racing roared back again as Chat then discussed, transformed by Machenaud to tee up a tantalising last 30 minutes.The try-scoring gold mine rapidly reduced but a frenzied contest continued as Machenaud then slotted a penalty to transport Racing back to within a singular point.Wales’Tomas Francis was sent out to the sin-bin for Chiefs with ten minutes to go however a late Joe Simmonds penalty topped a scintillating contest and secured history for Exeter in Bristol.Attention now turns to the resumption of the Guinness 6 Nations at the end of this month, with four more matches set to occur as
Eddie Jones’England currently sit at the summit of the table on points difference over France.They travel to Italy bidding to seal a first Champion title given that 2017, while Wales face Scotland and France host Ireland in the other 2 components in Round Five.And that will be followed by the eagerly-anticipated Fall Nations Cup, which will include all 6 Champion countries in addition
to both Georgia and Fiji.The countdown to global rugby’s return continues to strength, with all eyes on Dublin on October 24 as Ireland host Italy and the Guinness 6 Nations returns with a bang.