Exeter beat Scarlets for first Heineken Cup win

Exeter Chiefs won their first Heineken Cup match when they beat Scarlets 16-22 at Parc y Scarlets in Pool 5 on Saturday afternoon.

The Scarlets afternoon was made worse by injuries to Fly-half Rhys Priestland, flanker Aaron Shingler and prop Samson Lee.

Priestland was carried off on a stretcher, Lee left clutching his shoulder and Shingler left the field with a groin problem.

Scarlets coach Simon Easterby told the BBC, “Rhys has got an Achilles injury. “

“We won’t know the extent of that until he has a scan. But it didn’t look good.”

“Aaron Shingler suffered a groin injury and he’s been carrying that for a couple of weeks.

“Hopefully he will come through but that didn’t look great either.”

More to follow.

Final Score Scarlets 16 (6) Exeter 22 (16)


Tries : Penalty
Penalties: Priestland 2, Thomas
Conversions: Thomas

Tries: Thomas
Penalties: Steenson 5
Conversions: Steenson

Match Officials
: Mathieu Raynal (Fra),
Assistant ref: Jean-Luc Rebollai (Fra),
Assistant ref: Jerome Lamirand (Fra),
TMO: Herve Dubes (Fra),
Citing Commisioner: Eugene Ryan (Ire)


Scarlets: Daniel Newton; Liam Williams, Jonathan Davies (c), Scott Williams, Andrew Fenby; Rhys Priestland, Aled Davies; Phil John, Matthew Rees, Samson Lee, George Earle, Richard Kelly, Aaron Shingler, Jonathan Edwards, Kieran Murphy.

Replacements: Ken Owens, Shaun Hopkins, Jacobie Adriaanse, Johan Snyman, Sione Timani, Tavis Knoyle, Aled Thomas, Gareth Maule.

Exeter Chiefs: Luke Arscott; Gonzalo Camacho, Sireli Naqelevuki, Jason Shoemark, Matt Jess; Gareth Steenson, Haydn Thomas; Brett Sturgess, Simon Alcott, Hoani Tui, Tom Hayes (c), Damian Welch, Tom Johnson, James Scaysbrook, Richard Baxter.

Replacements: Neil Clark, Ben Moon, Carl Rimmer, Aly Muldowney, Dean Mumm, Kevin Barrett, Ignacio Mieres, Ian Whitten.

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