London Welsh win first Premiership match

London Welsh secured their first Aviva Premiership Rugby victory when they beat Exeter Chiefs 25-24 at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford.

Exeter Chiefs went out to an ealy lead through tries by Luke Arscott and Matt
Jess which were both converted by fly half Ignacio Mieres.

However London Welsh were awarded a penalty try and then Nick Scott scored
for the Premiership newcomers and Gordon Ross added a penalty which put the
home side ahead by a point at 15-14.

Exeter Chiefs took the lead back with a try by Richard Baxter before Alfie
To’oala scored London Welsh’s third try and Seb Jewell added the conversion.

More to follow.

Final Score London Welsh (15) 25 Exeter Chiefs (14) 24


London Welsh
Tries: Penalty try, Scott, To’oala
Cons: Ross, Jewell
Pens: Ross 2

Exeter Chiefs
Tries: Arscott, Jess, Baxter
Cons: Mieres 3

Match Officials
David Pearson (167th Premiership game)
Assistant Referees: Paul Burton, Andrew Small.


London Welsh

15. Tom Arscott, 14. Phil Mackenzie, 13. Sonny Parker, 12. Hudson Tonga’uiha, 11. Nick Scott, 10. Gordon Ross, 9. Tyson Keats, 1. Frank Montanella, 2. Neil Briggs, 3. Paulica Ion, 4 Jonathan Mills (c), 5. Matt Corker, 6. Daniel Browne, 7. Mike Denbee, 8. Ed Jackson.

Replacements: 16. Dan George, 17. Tom Bristow, 18. Arthur Joly, 19. Kirill Kulemin, 20. Alfie To’oala, 21. Jonah Holmes, 22. James Lewis, 23. Seb Jewell.

Exeter Chiefs

15 Luke Arscott , 14 Ian Whitten , 13 Sireli Naqelevuki , 12 Phil Dollman , 11 Matt Jess , 10 Ignacio Mieres , 9 Will Chudley , 8 Richard Baxter , 7 James Scaysbrook , 6 Tom Johnson, 5 James Hanks, 4 Tom Hayes (capt) , 3 Craig Mitchell , 2 Chris Whitehead, 1 Brett Sturgess

Replacements: 16 Simon Alcott , 17 Ben Moon , 18 Carl Rimmer , 19 Aly Muldowney , 20 James Phillips , 21 Kevin Barrett , 22 Gareth Steenson , 23 Jack Nowell

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