Exeter Coach Remains Calm After Back-to-Back Defeats
The Exeter Chiefs have suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time this season in the Premier 15s. Despite this setback, Exeter coach Steve Salvin has insisted that there is “no need to panic”. The Chiefs’ recent defeat came at the hands of fourth-placed Bristol, with a final score of 24-21.
This result comes just one week after a loss to third-placed Saracens. Despite these two consecutive losses, Salvin maintains that “it’s not a crisis or any need to panic.”
Although disappointed with his team’s performance against Bristol, Salvin remains optimistic about their chances in upcoming fixtures: “This feels like a little bit of a low point…but we’ll move on and improve.”
“Certainly Achievable”: Home Semi-Final within Reach for Exeter
In spite of these setbacks, the Chiefs are still in contention for home semi-final placement. With only two games left in their season – including an upcoming match against bottom-ranked Wasps – they require seven points to guarantee reaching their goal.
A Long Season With Hard Points Along The Way
Salvin acknowledges that every rugby union team will face challenges throughout its season: “there’s always bumps along the way.” However, he believes wholeheartedly that his side can overcome adversity and achieve success: “we’ll accept it, we’ll take our medicine, we’ll move on and improve.
With Wasps up next, Exeter has a great opportunity to bounce back from their recent defeats. The Chiefs will need to be at their very best as they look to secure that all-important home semi-final spot.
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