Anglo-Welsh Cup wrap: Big wins for Exeter, Wasps

Date published: November 13 2016

Sunday's action saw both Exeter and Wasps put 60 points past Cardiff and Worcester Warriors respectively.

Exeter Chiefs 62-25 Cardiff Blues

Surprisingly, it was Cardiff who took an early lead 10-0 lead inside three minutes after a James Sheeey try was converted by Jarrod Evans after Evans got the game rolling with a penalty in the first minute.

Exeter hit back immediately with a try from Shaun Malton before a penalty try gave the hosts the lead which they never surrendered.

Michele Campagnaro, Damian Welch and Sam Simmonds added further tries in the first half for a 31-10 lead. Tom Hendrickson was first on the scoresheet after the break before James Beale pulled one back for the visitors. 

Further tries for Exeter from Tom Hendrickson, Stuart Townsend, Tom Johnson, Jack Innard and Tom Lawday in the second half sealed the result as they ran away with the game.

The scorers:

For Exeter:
Malton, Penalty Try, Campagnaro, Welch, S Simmonds, Hendrickson, Townsend, Johnson, Innard, Lawday
Cons: Simmonds 6 

For Cardiff:
Sheekey, Beale, Williams 2  
Con: Evans 
Pen: Evans 

Exeter: 15 Phil Dollman, 14 Max Bodilly, 13 Michele Campagnaro, 12 Tom Hendrickson, 11 Ian Whitten, 10 Joe Simmonds, 9 Will Chudley, 8 Tom Johnson (c), 7 Sam Simmonds, 6 Ben White, 5 Damian Welch, 4 Ollie Atkins, 3 Jack Owlett, 2 Shaun Malton, 1 Billy Keast 
Replacements: 16 Jack Innard, 17 Will Norton, 18 Marcus Street, 19 Josh Caulfield, 20 Tom Lawday, 21 Stuart Townsend, 22 Harvey Skinner, 23 Harry Strong

Cardiff: 15 Rhun Williams, 14 Aled Summerhill, 13 Harri Millard, 12 Garyn Smith (c), 11 James Beal, 10 Jarrod Evans, 9 Dane Blacker, 8 James Sheekey, 7 Shane Lewis-Hughes, 6 Seb Davies, 5 Jack Davies, 4 James Down, 3 Dillon Lewis  2 Kirby Myhill, 1 Brad Thyer 
Replacements: 16 Liam Belcher, 17 Rhys Carre, 18 Anton Peikrishvili, 19 Hemi Barnes, 20 Morgan Sienawski, 21 Rhodri Davies, 22 Ben Jones, 23 Owen Lane

Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
Assistant Referees: Matthew O'Grady (England), Clare Daniels (England)
TMO: Geoff Warren (England)

London Wasps 62-10 Worcester Warriors

Tom Cruse opened the scoring in the 18th minute when ge crossed the whitewash for Wasps. But the Warriors hit back straight away through a brace from Josh Adams five minutes apart which temporarily gave the visitors the lead.

But it was one-way traffic after that as tries from Thomas Young and Jack Willis wrestled back the lead for the hosts as they went into the second half. 

A brace by Dan Robson and Jacob Umaga as well as tries from Brendan Macken, Tom Howe and Piers O'Conor ensured an emphatic victory for Wasps in front of their home crowd.

The scorers:

For Wasps:
Cruse, Young, Willis, Robson 2, Macken, Howe, Umaga 2, O'Connor
Cons: Eastgate 4, James 2 

For Worcester:
Adams 2 

Wasps: 15 Piers O'Conor, 14 Tom Howe, 13 Alapati Leiua, 12 Brendan Macken, 11 Guy Armitage, 10 Connor Eastgate, 9 Joe Simpson, 8 Alex Rieder, 7 Thomas Young, 6 James Gaskell, 5 Will Rowlands, 4 Marcus Garratt, 3 Phil Swainston, 2 Tom Cruse, 1 Tom West
Replacements: 16 Ashley Johnson, 17 Ben Harris, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Jack Willis, 20 Sam Harry, 21 Dan Robson 22 Owain James, 23 Jacob Umaga

Worcester: 15 Josh Adams, 14 Afeafe Haisila Lokotui, 13 Andy Short, 12 Max Stelling , 11 Tom Biggs, 10 Tom Heathcote (c), 9 Michael Dowsett, 8 Matt Cox, 7 Sam Lewis, 6 Sam Betty, 5 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 4 Andrew Kitchener, 3 Mike Daniels, 2 Jack Singleton, 1 Derrick Appiah
Replacements: 16 Matti Williams, 17 Ryan Bower, 18 Biyi Alo, 19 Justin Clegg, 20 Sam Ripper-Smith, 21 Huw Taylor, 22 George de Cothi, 23 Alex Hearle

Referee: Adam Jones (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Paul Burton (England), Andy Watson (England)