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Exeter Chiefs edge nine-try Premier 15s thriller to keep double dream alive

The Bears made simply two visits to the Chiefs 22 within the first half, however in a testomony to how stable they’ve been this season, made each alternatives depend, with Grace Compton and Sarah Bern edging Bears again into the competition.

After the break, Courtney Keight executed a carbon-copy of Detiveaux’s opener to edge the Bears again in entrance with a blistering rating – however that was nearly as good because it acquired for the guests after she and Rownita Marston had been despatched to the bin, for a deliberate knock-on and excessive sort out respectively.

Dave Ward, the Bristol head coach, confirmed he could be ringing modifications for spherical two subsequent week and mentioned it was a “huge positive” that there could be a brand new Premier 15s finalist to problem Saracens and Harlequins, who will face off within the different semi-final subsequent Sunday.

“There’s a few knocked bodies out there, but we prepare the best we can so when we come next week, we give the best account of ourselves that we have done all season,” he mentioned.

Match particulars

Scoring sequence: 5-0 Detiveaux attempt, 5-5 Compton attempt, 5-7 Reed con, 10-7 Detiveaux attempt, 10-12 Bern attempt, 10-14 Reed con, 15-14 Zachary attempt, 17-14 Cantorna con, 17-19 Keat attempt, 22-19 Tuttosi attempt, 27-19 Zachary attempt, 29-19 Cantorna con, 29-24 Skuse attempt, 29-26 Snowsill con

Exeter Chiefs: M Doidge, E Sinclair (N Terry 65) Ok Kobayashi, G Cantorna, J Detiveaux, P Garcia, F Robinson; H Rogers (L Delgado 60), E Tuttosi, D Menin, M Hunt, L Van der Velden (N Fryday 55), P Leitch, R Johnson; Ok Zachary

Replacements not used C Nielson, M Roberts, E Jefferies, B Bradley, N McGillivray, N Terry

Sent off: Delgado

Bristol Bears: Ok Powell, G Compton, P Murray, A Reed, C Keight, L Skuse (E Snowsill 50), Ok Bevan (L Burgess 50); S Pam (H Phillips 60), H West, S Bern, (E Mulhearn 55), D Burns (S Lillicrap 58), A Ward, A Butchers, M Johnes, R Marston

Replacements not used: C Kill, A Lockwood, E Lovibond

Booked: Keight, Marston

Referee: Adam Wokey

Attendance: 2,657

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