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Mixed feelings for Baxter

Exeter head coach Rob Baxter admitted he was frustrated not to pick up a bonus point as his much-changed side overcame Wasps 30-16 in the LV= Cup at Adams Park.

Despite a dominant display which included three tries from David Ewers, Myles Dorrian and Ally Muldowney, the Chiefs were unable to take maximum points.

"Any win against Premiership opposition is a good one, but we're a little disappointed that we couldn't force through the bonus point," said Baxter.

"But at the same time, we've come here with a completely different team, scored three tries and before their score at the end looked like we weren't going to concede any.

"I'm pleased with the performance overall and with the performances of a number of our individual players.

"But we had plenty of time to go for the fourth try and maybe we hunted it in the wrong way and we started to get carried away and lose control of the game.

"We were trying missed passes or little off-loads and made some poor decisions that broke the play up."

Wasps forwards coach Trevor Woodman said afterwards: "At half-time, we wanted to get some field position and score first but that didn't happen and we came under a lot of pressure again.

"One thing that we consistently ask is that these boys stick to it and to see that late rally was good, with a few of our young kids coming on showing what it means to them.

"We've got to get into the position now where we're more clinical and make sure the opportunities that we create get finished off."


From Belfast Telegraph