Hepher pleased with dangerous Exeter

Date published: April 3 2016

Exeter assistant coach Ali Hepher was delighted to see the Chiefs get back on track by thrashing Worcester at Sandy Park.

Having lost their top of the table clash with Saracens the previous week, Exeter had to respond and did so by running in eight tries, including hat-tricks for Thomas Waldrom and Olly Woodburn.

"It was all about getting us back on track after a disappointing result last week. We had a review of our performance against the Saracens and we weren't a million miles away," Hepher said.

"We had to get our attack back in order and we looked dangerous for large parts of the game.

"We were disappointed to give away a couple of soft tries just before the interval but we came out firing after half-time and it was important to get that try in the first minute of the second half."

Waldrom's hat-trick took him to 13 for the season, four clear of Harlequins winger Tim Visser, and his input along with that of Jack Nowell were hailed by Hepher.

"Thomas carries so well, he's the figurehead for us and you can't question his desire to score tries," Hepher added.

"Jack goes roaming as we give him that licence to do so. Switching to full-back, because of the injury to Phil Dollman made no difference to his game.

"He looked fresher than most of our players as he had a two week break during the Six Nations whilst the others have been playing non-stop."