Exeter 28-18 ToulouseSam and Joe Simmonds star in superb performanceThere will be a new name on the Champions Cup this season and on this evidence Exe
- Exeter 28-18 Toulouse
- Sam and Joe Simmonds star in superb performance
There will be a new name on the Champions Cup this season and on this evidence Exeter will take some knocking from the podium. As Toulouse can testify after this pulsating semi-final there is a steely purpose that belies their supposed inexperience at this level and a multi-talented Racing 92 side will find themselves up against opponents who suddenly believe anything is possible.
Not unlike Munster in their heyday, there was simply no holding the supposedly unfashionable local heroes from the deep south-west and by the final quarter the four-times European champions were like boxers who had taken too many blows to the ribs. Exeter, by contrast, were still pounding the rock, hungry to add to their four-try haul.