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Exeter Chiefs have registered their first victory in the ongoing 2016-17 Aviva Rugby Premiership by defeating the Harlequins last Saturday. The opening two weeks against the Wasps and Saracens did not go well for the Exeter side. But, they have bounced back with a win and Lachie Turner feels that they should build on this win and move forward this season.

It was Turner and England international Luke Cowan-Dickie that played a vital role in Exeter’s win. Luke got a hat-trick of tries in the game. Exeter Chiefs had a very good first half and Turner also made his first score for the club during the 36-25 win over the Londoners at Sandy Park. This victory lifted the Exeter team from the bottom of the table to the 7th position.

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Thomas Waldrom, the Exeter try-scorer, has been in high praise of his Chiefs teammates after smashed down Harlequins in the prestigious Aviva Premiership.

Waldrom helped his team with a good 19-6 lead during interval. The visitor team cut down the deficit score to 6 points in the early half of the 2nd phase as winger Tikirotuma (Asaeli) went for converted try. Exeter boys responded really well- even with Nowell (Jack) in sin bin, slipper Yeandle (Jack) crashed over & then centre Slade (Henry) finished off the break to swing the home team to their 2nd league triumph at home this year.

What pleased Waldrom the most was the very valor by which the Exeter boys reacted when Harlequins seemed progressive in 2nd half.”We did drop off 2 tackles but then the great work that we do for covering one another’s back shows”, noted the Exeter try-scorer.

“Listening to Robs (coaches Hunter & Baxter) & Ali, everybody is actually working for one another- that is something that can’t be taught & that is really pleasing. The boys scored just when we needed to bounce back in the match & I felt that we came up with a great performance. We controlled the field position & got whatever we were looking for in the end.”

“We have been working really hard for last 4 weeks. We were really close against the Tigers, we’re close to Gloucester & it was a fantastic performance today. Now, we need to proceed with this confidence further.”

Exeter got back to 4th position in Premiership with its latest win against Harlequins. With 3 triumphs out of 4 this term, the Chiefs are surely looking forward to gather another win against Newcastle soon.

“We need to follow up our wins”, Thomas added in.

The national team of Argentina Rugby nicknamed Los Pumas is organized by the Union Argentina de Rugby. It is currently ranked twelfth in the world by IRB making them the highest ranked team in the Americas. Over the years the sport has gained popularity in the football crazy nation owing to their impressive performances in the Rugby World Cup. The present head coach of the team, Daniel Hourcade, who has had previous experience in Argentina Jaguars and Pampas XV has promised some impressive results from his team in the upcoming fixtures of the Rugby Championship 2014. Their campaign kicks off in South Africa with the match against the Boks on August 16th. The Argentina Rugby side will be lead by Agustin Creevy along with former captains like Juan Fernandez Lobbe and Juan Manuel Leguizamon. The defense of the team looks quite strong with the likes of experienced and talented players like Juan Imhoff, Marcelo Bosch and Juan Martin Hernandez. The star forward Marcos Ayerza is also tipped to make his country proud.

However the team has received a major setback due to the injury of their star performer Juan Imhoff. The Racing Metro speedster suffered an injury to the second metatarsal of his right foot during their warm up match against Top 14 outfit Grenoble. The French side put up a strong performance against the International side. Argentine coach Hourcade has called up Duendes centre Jeronimo de la Fuente as a replacement for Juan Imhoff, although Imhoff is expected to join his team later in the season. Argentina Rugby has been on the resurgence since the 2007 season although their last campaign was not so impressive owing to the losses against England and Wales. Yet the fans are expected be out in huge numbers and voicing their support for the team composed of youth and experience.

The Exeter Chiefs grabbed the eighth place in the Rugby Premiership Table during the last season and failed to make an impression on the supporters. However their skills’ coach Ricky Pellow was happy with the spirited performance his young side had shown in the final games. The campaign of the Chiefs in the next season shall be aided to a great extent due to eight important signings by the head coach Rob Baxter. The most notable among these is surely the one including the Namibian superstar Chrysander Botha. The speedster is ready for his new adventure in Europe after his successful stint with the South African Super Rugby giants the Lions. Botha himself is optimistic about his much talked about transfer to the Chiefs and is confident of success. The coaching staffs have welcomed the star into their ranks as they believe it would surely strengthen their line up in the upcoming season. The Chiefs are gearing up for their friendly matches ahead of the actual fixtures in the 2014-15 seasons. The likes of Sam Simmonds, Max Bodily and Tom Hendricksen have been lauded for putting up some great performances in the last season. They are fit to provide the necessary ammunitions required for the side looking forward to a top four finish that would help them get into the knock out part of the Premiership. The Exeter fans have pinned their hopes on the big names as well as the youngsters who they believe are going to come of their age in the next year. The authorities are also paying a lot of attention to their residential camp at Marjons that have been set up especially to lure the young talent in the West Devon and East Cornwall area. Exeter Chiefs can be serious contenders if all the plans fall into place.

Rob Baxter, the head coach of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Exeter Chiefs stated that the club suffered the effects of last week’s LV=Cup triumph as they crashed to a heavy defeat at the hands of the reigning Premiership champions the Leicester Tigers.

The Chiefs went down 45-15 at the hands of the Tigers at Welford Road to remain stranded at eighth in the Premiership standings, almost ruling them out of the playoff semi final places.

This heavy defeat came just a few days after the club achieved its first major trophy in their 143 year history as they defeated the Northampton Saints in the final of the LV=Cup at home at the fabled Sandy Park.

And speaking after the match, Baxter stated that if anything, they were physically and mentally drained after a lung bursting match against the Jimmies in the LV=Cup final. But the Exeter Chiefs also stated that he doesn’t want to make any excuses on behalf of his players, adding that if one wants to be a big player in a big side, then he should be able to take things in his stride and be able to move on from one big match to the other.

But Baxter also mentioned that the players and the club hasn’t had that kind of experience before but that comes as no excuse for such a heavy defeat, albeit it was at the hands of the best team in the country at the moment.

This was the tenth defeat the Exeter Chiefs have suffered this season, leaving them eleven points behind Harlequins FC, who occupy the final qualification spot for the Heineken Cup, qualifying for which was the goal for the club at the beginning of the season.

But that seems a dream too far away now.