- Wasps 23-27 Exeter
- Jonny Hill try completes visitors’ second-half comeback
The Exeter director of rugby, Rob Baxter, had spoken of this game being a chance to accelerate into the campaign. His resilient team found a way to win thanks to a second-half display of relentless, crushing power. A generous helping of attacking muscle, a ton of committed defending and another brilliant kicking display from Jimmy Gopperth proved insufficient for Wasps to take anything more than a bonus point.
“I am pretty gutted,” said the Wasps head coach, Lee Blackett. “Sometimes the amount of effort you put in, you don’t get the reward it deserved. The effort was there to see, it just needed a victory to back it up.”
Written by Luke McLaughlin at Coventry Building Society Arena
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/oct/16/wasps-exeter-premiership-rugby-union-match-report under the title “Relentless Exeter turn on the power to edge out Wasps in thriller”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.