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Gloucester joy after significant win

30th March 2014 11:39

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Progress: Nigel Davies

Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies was delighted to pick up a "significant" win over Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park.

The Cherry and Whites have struggled for much of this season but have now won their last three Premiership matches.

Davies admitted the standard of Saturday's win was closer to where the team should be, having now moved about the Chiefs into 8th place.

"That was our third Premiership on the trot - that is pretty significant, so I was pleased about that," said Davies.

"We had really targeted this one as a key game in our season.

"It can almost turn round our season a little bit. Exeter are having a great season and rightly so get a lot of plaudits, but right now we sit above them in the league.

"We have had a tough season. We've been nowhere near where we would have liked to have been.

"But we are still battling and to get three wins on the bounce - and come up from where we have been - is pretty significant and the boys should take a lot of credit for that.

"Our focus now is to win as many games as we can and we have made a good fist of it so far.

"Overall I thought we were the better team and we deserved that win and I was pleased with the effort and the commitment from my players.

"We probably spurned a couple of chances in the game which made it difficult for us to defend at the end.

"But the energy and enthusiasm that the guys showed at the death was a credit to them. We have been preparing for this game because it was a huge game, when you look at the table, and we realised that Exeter had had a couple of tough games."

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