Match Report: Bath Rugby 11-17 Exeter Chiefs
Exeter recorded a first ever win at the Rec in the Premiership as they fought back to beat Bath 17-11
Semesa Rokoduguni’s try combined with the boot of George Ford gave the hosts an 11-0 lead at halftime
A second-half brace from winger James Short saw the Chiefs fight back to win
Exeter Chiefs came from 11-0 down to beat play-off rivals Bath 17-11 in their Premiership clash at the Recreation Ground on New Year’s Eve.
Fly-half George Ford initially fired Bath ahead with a pair of penalties before, in front of England boss Eddie Jones, Rokoduguni danced around a couple of Exeter challenges to spectacularly finish in the corner, 11-0.
After the break, Anthony Watson returned to a field 13 weeks after breaking his jaw during ‘that’ England training camp.
Gareth Steenson started the Chiefs dramatic comeback just after the hour when he knocked over a penalty, 11-3.
And, with Bath down to 14 men after losing all available props, Exeter capitalised with replacement James Short crossed twice in the last nine minutes.