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Soane Tonga'uiha scored one of his side's three tries

Soane Tonga'uiha scored one of his side's three tries

Soane Tonga'uiha scored one of his side's three tries

Northampton climbed to fourth place in the Aviva Premiership as they became the first side to beat Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park in the league this season, winning 30-19.

Tries from Ken Pisi, Soane Tonga'uiha and Gerrit-Jan van Velze steered the visitors to victory, with Stephen Myler kicking three conversions and three penalties.

Sireli Naqelevuki scored a second-half try for Exeter, who either side of Christmas narrowly lost at Gloucester and were then denied a home victory over Bath by a late converted penalty try, with Ignacio Mieres adding the extras and Gareth Steenson contributing 12 points.

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