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)


Scorers


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


Exeter
Tries: Thomas
Penalties: Steenson 5
Conversions: Steenson


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


Teams


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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