Exeter win delights Steenson

Date published: February 22 2016

Exeter fly-half Gareth Steenson applauded his side after they returned to winning ways in the Premiership, beating London Irish on Sunday.

The Chiefs had gone into the game on the back of a loss at Sale Sharks but bounced back with four points over the Madejski Stadium outfit.

Steenson kicked 17 of his team's points in the 22-15 victory and while the Exiles are struggling in the league, he still praised the win.

"I know London Irish are at the bottom of the table, but you come away from home in the Premiership and there is no easy fixture,” he told the Chiefs website.

"They (London Irish) are a different beast here (at the Madjeski) and we are delighted to have come away with a result. We have had a tough four games, three of them away from home and it was very important for us to bang in a result and we are delighted to get an away win."

The result leaves Exeter just four points off Saracens in the standings with Wasps and Harlequins also in good form. However, Steenson is determined to concentrate only on themselves ahead of a home game against Bath.

"You can't worry about them (the other teams)," he added.

"We can only really control what we can control and we have got Bath at home and we are very much going to be looking to get ready for that.

"They might not be going too well in the league, but they are always a tough fixture for us. It is a local derby and one the supporters are going to be looking forward to and one we are really going to be up for as well because we lost our last game at Sandy Park and we want to rectify that."