Baxter praises two-try Waldrom

Date published: November 15 2014

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Exeter coach Rob Baxter believes Thomas Waldrom’s form is “up there with the best” after he fired the Chiefs to victory at Northampton.

Exeter head coach Rob Baxter believes Thomas Waldrom’s form is “up there with the best” after he led the Chiefs to an impressive victory at Northampton.

The number eight scored two tries in their 24-18 win at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday, as Exeter Chiefs moved provisionally into second position.

Luke Cowan-Dickie opened the scoring early for the Chiefs but it was Waldrom’s performance that stole the show, with Baxter praising his eight.

“Thomas has just proved what he is, which is a good player. We knew when we signed him he was still a good player and he still has plenty left in the tank,” he said after the Franklin’s Gardens win.

“He showed exceptional pace from halfway to score the interception try and there isn’t many better still from the back of the scrum than Tom when he charged over from five metres. That is what we brought him for, those technical abilities at the back of the scrum and he is proving his worth.

“What else we can’t underestimate is that Tom has come here and won before with Leicester. We have not got that many people, until tonight, who have done that. I don’t know where he is with England, but his form is up there with the best of anybody at the moment.”

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