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Hepher thrilled with cup win

Exeter assistant coach Ali Hepher was delighted with his side's 29-6 victory over Wasps in the LV= Cup.

Argentinian fly-half Ignacio Mieres kicked 19 points as the Chiefs fielded a completely different side to the one which won at Saracens in the Aviva Premiership.

Hepher said: "There is not two sets of players in this club, we are as one, and we will stick together through thick and thin. It gives us some headaches now in selection, which is better than playing poorly and not knowing who to pick."

He added: "This was a complete flip from the Montpellier game (a 20-13 defeat in the Amlin Cup). We always knew that they had it in them, which was why we were disappointed from that game, but they changed it round today and this was a massive performance for the club."

Mieres kicked five penalties as well as converting tries from centre Sireli Naqelevuki and left wing Matt Jess.

He was named man of the match on his debut, having joined the Chiefs just two weeks ago after previous spells in France for Perpignan and Stade Francais.

Mieres said: "Before the game we were talking about winning the physical battle and I think we did with the forwards doing a great job.

"Luckily I had a good kicking day and so I am so happy."


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