... adds the conversion to end the game.
... adds the conversion to end the game.
A questionable grounding there but the try is awarded nonetheless.
Yeandle goes barrelling towards the line, is he over? We're with the TMO...
van Wyk returns from the sin bin with Tuala returning also, Ma'afu makes way.
Chiefs maul from the lineout and get a good shove on before earning a penalty there. They go for the corner again.
Penalty Chiefs at the scrum and they go for the corner in search of the bonus point try.
Not straight at the lineout from Saints and Chiefs have the scrum.
Chiefs get back on the attack immediately and are camped in Saints' 22. The men in black, green and gold work hard though and earn the penalty. Francis sends it into touch for a Saints lineout.
... wastes no time with the conversion.
This time the scrum half does get over and scores under the posts!!
Much better form Saints here and Reinach nearly makes it through. The Saints go through a few more phases before he's close to doing it again...
Stephenson and Pisi enter play for Saints, replacing Burrell and Mallinder.
... adds the extras too.
Waldrom scrambles over off the back of the scrum for the away side.
FINALLY we get a scrum away. Saints get a good shove on but Chiefs still have the ball. They're just metres out...
Penalty Chiefs at the scrum again. Another scrum coming.
Yellow card for van Wyk as the penalties mount up. Ma'afu returns as Chiefs chose to scrum again. Tuala makes way for him.
Another penalty to Chiefs at the scrum. Again, they chose to scrum.
A huge shove from Saints at the scrum but the referee awards Chiefs the penalty. They go for the scrum again.
No try for Chiefs but they do have the ball as we come back for a penalty in the build up. They opt for the scrum as Foden returns to the field to get Saints back up to full strength.
Chiefs maul from the lineout and get over the line but we'll go to the TMO to see if they've scored...
Ma'afu and Ratuniyarawa make way for van Wyk and Ribbans for Saints. While Chiefs bring on Waldrom for Simmonds.
Penalty Chiefs at the scrum. Steenson sends it to touch. Lineout Chiefs on Saints' 22.
Another free kick for Chiefs at the scrum and they opt for another one.
Chiefs also switch their props with Moon and Williams making way for Rimmer and Holmes.
Knock on Chiefs at the breakdown and Saints will have the scrum on halfway.
Yeandle and Short enter the game for Cowan-Dickie and Whitten for Chiefs.
Free kick Chiefs at the scrum and they opt for another scrum just inside their own half.
Saints switch scrum halves and Reinach enters play in Groom's place.
Chiefs are forced to box from restart but knock on just after. Saints have the scrum.
Townsend and Lees replace Chudley and Ewers for Chiefs.
... sends the touchline conversion over too.
Simmonds makes it over the line off the back of the maul.
Chiefs set up another maul and are making their way to the try line...
Chiefs maul from the lineout and make it very close before we come back for a penalty against Gibson in the lineout. Chiefs go for the lineout again.
Hartley, Ford-Robinson and Paterson are replaced by Haywood, Hill and Wood for Saints.
Foden leaves the field for Saints as he's shown a yellow card.
Chiefs working hard but making little ground for their efforts until Hill breaks through. Chiefs then earn a penalty and go for the lineout.
Chiefs slowly gaining ground but a huge hit from Burrell earns Saints the turn over. Horne decides to go for it and earns Saints a little ground. Groom is forced to box at the next breakdown though and is charged down. Chiefs play on.
Penalty Chiefs at the scrum. Steenson sends this one into the corner. Lineout Chiefs in Saints' 22.
Chudley tries to chip through but Paterson gets a foot to it and Saints earn the put in at the scrum at the next breakdown.
Saints look good in attack but Gibson just loses control of the ball and Chiefs play on with the scrum coming.
Another scrappy lineout from Saints and though they do get a hand to the ball eventually, Chudley chips through and Saints will have another lineout, this time within their own half.
Lawes has to work hard to gather the ball at the lineout and though he does, Chiefs earn a penalty at the breakdown. Steenson kicks to touch but doesn't get the ball out. Mallinder runs it back at Chiefs and Saints earn a penalty for Chudley being off side. Mallinder sends the ball into touch for another Saints lineout on Cheif's 22.
Penalty Saints at the scrum! Mallinder sends it into touch for a Saints lineout on Chiefs' 22.
Chudley boxes and Hill collect but knock on immediately. Scrum Saints just inside their own half.
Chiefs look to attack but Saints' defence is good and Ford-Robinson puts in a good tackle on Cowan-Dickie. Chiefs still in possession but this is good defence from Saints.
Francis goes for another cross field to Tuala and though the winger doesn't get there, neither does Slade. Lineout Chiefs.
Armand just gathers the restart and Chiefs look to clear the danger. Chudley eventually gets the box away but Mallinder is there and Saints are back in attack immediately.
... makes simple work of the penalty.
Penalty Chiefs though and Steenson points to the posts.
Groom boxes from the restart and Slade collects. Chiefs are making steady progress into Saints' line but the home defence is holding for now.
WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY AT THE GARDENS!
Steenson gets us restarted here.
Chudley says enough of that and boots the ball into the Tetley's Stand for half time.
A good scrum from Saints but Groom's pass to Francis falls behind the fly half and Chiefs dink the ball through. Tuala gets back but Mallinder's kick goes straight out and Chiefs' have the lineout on halfway.
Free kick Saints at the scrum as Chiefs go early and Saints opt for another scrum.
Another scrappy lineout from Saints but Gibson puts in a huge hit on Chudley who is forced to ground the ball over the line. Saints have the 5 metre scrum.
Saints really working hard again now and slowly earning ground for their efforts. Groom spots space in behind and though Slade gets back Saints earn the penalty at the breakdown. Mallinder sends it into the corner again. Lineout Saints just five metres out.
Saints lose control of the ball at the lineout and Chiefs box the danger clear. Lineout Saints but outside Chiefs' 22 this time.
Chudley boxes from the restart and Mallinder takes the ball at his feet. Saints are fully back in attack now and earn a penalty just outside Chiefs' 22. Mallinder sends the ball into the corner. Lineout saints well inside Chiefs' 22.
... sends the penalty straight through.
Chiefs maul from the lineout but Chudley gets the ball out quickly. They're just a metre out now but the referee awarded them a penalty. Steenson points for the sticks.
Francis sends a beautiful cross field over to Gibson who collects well but the referee deems the flanker to have been offside and Chiefs have the penalty. Slade sends it into touch for a lineout ten metres out.
A good scrum from Chiefs but they're scrappy in getting the ball away and Cowan-Dickie knock on. Saints play on.
Chudley boxes from the lineout as Chiefs get nowhere. Saints collect and begin to attack but a huge hit on Ford-Robinson sees him lose the ball. Scrum Exeter.
Lawes gets up for the lineout and Groom slips through the Chiefs line. Ratuniyarawa is there and he carries forwards. Good stuff from Saints but the ball is lost into touch and Chiefs have the lineout.
Hill charges through Saints' line to get Chiefs up to the 22 but Saints are solid in defence and push them back. Chiefs keep coming though and Hill tries again. This time he gets nowhere though as a huge tackle from Burrell sees him pushed into touch. Lineout Saints.
Groom boxes the restart away and though it looks like Slade knocks the high ball on, Chiefs have the lineout as the ball goes into touch.
... sends the conversion through too!
WHAT A BRILLIANT SCORE FROM ACE! Saints create and overlap outside and Horne and Tuala don't need asking twice, the latter finishing the score.
Chiefs are whipping it left to right to try to create a gap in Saints' line but Gibson gets over the ball and the breakdown and rips through Chiefs' line. Mallinder spots a gap in behind and kicks through. Nowell gets back but his clearing kick gives Saints a lineout just outside Chiefs' 22,
Saints lose control of the ball in contact and Chiefs look to exploit that, chipping through from the floor and chasing it into the line. Foden does well to get back and Saints have the 22 drop.
Francis' clear from the lineout is charged and Woodburn is there. Chiefs play on but Saints earn the penalty and Mallinder clears long. Lineout Saints on halfway.
Nowell collects the restart and Chiefs look to attack from within their own 22 but Chudely decides to box the danger away. Harrison is there but he's isolated and gets turned over. Chiefs whip it wide and make it over the line through Woodburn but Mallinder puts in an impressive try-saving tackle and Saints have the lineout.
... sends the conversion wide from the touchline.
Chudley does make it and Chiefs have the first try of the game.
Advantage coming for Chiefs at the scrum but Chudley decides to chip and go himself. There's space in behind if the scrum-half can make it...
Chiefs box from the lineout but miss touch and the Saints are back in attack again. Foden breaks through Chiefs' line with Burrell and Horne in support but his pass to Horne sees the centre pushed into touch. Nowell keeps the ball in and clears though. Francis scrambles back and clears himself. Chiefs take the lineout quickly but Saints knock on though and we'll have the first scrum of the game.
Mallinder whips round the corner and offloads to Tuala out wide but the winger is pushed into touch. This is fantastic rugby from Saints though!! Lineout Chiefs in their own 22.
Good defence from Saints again at the restart and Chiefs are forced to box again. Mallinder is there and the fullback goes steering through the Chiefs line to get Saints into the Chiefs' 22. Saints are attacking hard here!!
... sends the kick through to put Chiefs ahead.
Knock on advantage being played for Chiefs but eventually a penalty comes for the Exeter side. Steenson points for the posts.
Chiefs really building up the phases. Chudley nearly breaks though on his own but patience from the away side gets them up to the Saints' 22.
Huge hits coming in from Saints here. Ma'afu and Horne among the biggest. Chiefs are trying everything to break through but are being held on the halfway line. Brilliant defence from Saints!
Mallinder sends a cross field kick over the Tuala but Slade just gets there first. Now Chiefs take their turn to reach the halfway line.
Chiefs with the early possession but Saints defence holds strong and forces the box kick. Mallinder is there and Saints make their way back up to halfway.
HERE WE GO!!
Saints v Exeter is on!