Exeter fight pleases Cowan-Dickie

Date published: January 3 2017

Exeter hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie was delighted with his side’s fighting spirit after they came from behind to win at Bath over the weekend.

Saturday’s victory saw the Chiefs bounce back from an 11-0 deficit to seal a 17-11 victory that takes them up to third in the Premiership.

“I think it showed our fight that we managed to get on top in the last 20 and come away with the win,” Cowan-Dickie told Exeter‘s website afterwards.

“The first half obviously didn’t go so well for us. They got on top of us but we scrambled well and to only go in 11-0 at half-time, we knew we could come back from that.

“I just don’t think we matched them physically in the first half. They were on top in the collisions and a couple of scrum decisions went their way.”

He added: “We said we would have to stay in the fight and it worked out in the end. We ended up winning a game we were losing for most of the time.

“It made the dressing room a happy place. The boys were a bit down at half-time but we came away with a Premiership win away at Bath, which we have never done before, so we can enjoy ourselves.”

Exeter must now prepare to face Saracens at Allianz Park in what has proved a tough fixture in the past. Cowan-Dickie though is backing his side to deliver.

“The start of the season didn’t help us but we found our form and have grabbed a few wins,” he said.

“Hopefully we can bang in a good training week and come out and play well against Saracens.”