Exeter vs Bath Live Stream: Exeter Chiefs come into this play-off semi-final top of the league and favourites to come through to the final but their opponents have been in fine form of late and have every chance themselves. Bath have won 8 and drawn 1 Who: Exeter vs BathWhat: Gallagher Premiership semi-finalWhere: Sandy Park, ExeterWhen: Saturday 10th October, 2020 – 16:30 (UK)
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Exeter Chiefs have come to regard Twickenham as a second home, reaching the past four Gallagher Premiership finals. That stat alone tells you everything about the magnitude of the task facing Bath in today’s semi-final at Sandy Park (4.30pm).
Already booked in for a Champions Cup final next weekend, Chiefs seem to have taken their ‘pick and jam’ game in the red zone to even greater heights this season. “I don’t think I’ve seen a better team in world rugby than Exeter when they get five yards out,” said Sam Warburton after their Euro semi-final defeat of Toulouse.
There’s a lot more to Chiefs than that, not least the explosive power and intelligent game management personified by the Simmonds brothers, but it is perhaps Exeter’s calling card.
And yet no team is closer in style to the Devon outfit than Bath, whose post-lockdown winning streak has been underpinned by set-piece solidity and the sort of short-range execution we’ve come to expect from their opponents this afternoon. Beno Obano’s try at Saracens last weekend is just the latest example.
Bath battled hard for a draw at Sarries but must eradicate the errors. They squandered two gilt-edged chances to go three scores up and the momentum shifted when Anthony Watson kicked out on the full in midfield. Conceding penalties in your own half, and thus the field position to set up lineout drives, is to invite a heap of trouble.