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Newcastle 17-3 Exeter

Newcastle (0) 17
Tries: Tait, Eves Cons: Gopperth 2 Pen: Gopperth
Exeter (3) 3
Pen: Steenson


Jon Golding of Newcastle is tackled by James Phillips of Exeter
Miserable conditions ensured a stop-start game

Newcastle Falcons needed two late tries to beat Exeter Chiefs and set up a clash away to Harlequins in the LV= Cup semi-finals.

The Chiefs led 3-0 at the break thanks to Gareth Steenson's penalty.

Jimmy Gopperth got Falcons level with 10 minutes remaining with a penalty and Alex Tait surged over for a try, with Gopperth scoring the conversion.

In the final minute, Luke Eves sealed it by finishing off a flowing 60-metre move, with Gopperth again converting.

Falcons' semi-final against Quins will take place at the Twickenham Stoop on Friday, 11 March.


Newcastle: Manning;, Fielden, Fitzpatrick, Tu'ipulotu, A Tait; Gopperth, Young; Golding, Thompson, Hall; Hudson, Van der Heijden; Swinson, Welch, Hogg.
Replacements: Bobo for Fielden (62), Eves for Tu'ipulotu (58), Charlton for Young (64), Shiels for Golding (64), Vickers for Thompson (47), Brookes for Hall (47), Townson for van der Heijden (77), M Wilson for Welch (58).

Exeter: McKenzie; Nadolo, Sestaret, Rennie, Higgins; Steenson, Poluleuligaga; Sturgess, Whitehead, Budgen; Slade, Gannon; Ewers, Miller, Phillips.
Replacements: Matavesi for Higgins (73), Cowley for Poluleuligaga (71), Vickers for Whitehead (69), Elosu for Budgen (73), Grace for Phillips (65). Not Used: Murphy, H Stupple, Mieres.

Att: 3,863

Ref: Chris White (RFU).



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see also
Exeter 35-10 Leicester
29 Jan 11 |  Rugby Union
Bath 11-6 Newcastle
29 Jan 11 |  Rugby Union
LV= Anglo-Welsh Cup 2010/11
02 Jul 10 |  Rugby Union
LV= (Anglo-Welsh) Cup Tables
09 Aug 06 |  Tables


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