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Exeter Chiefs 21-26 Cardiff Blues

Cardiff Blues wing Tom James goes clear for the game's opening try
Cardiff Blues wing Tom James goes clear for the game's opening try

Cardiff Blues eased to a pre-season win over English Premiership new boys Exeter Chiefs with a four-try show.

Tom James claimed the game's first try with a 40-metre breakaway, with fellow Blues wing Chris Czekaj next crossing after good work by Michael Paterson.

Dafydd Hewitt's strength in the tackle put Tom Brown in for Blues' third try, before Tom Shanklin added a fourth.

Gareth Steenson's boot kept Exeter in touch and the fly-half also claimed a try, as did Chiefs wing Matt Jess.


Exeter Chiefs: Phil Dollman; Matt Jess, Bryan Rennie, Mark Foster, Nic Sestaret; Gareth Steenson, Haydn Thomas; Brett Sturgess, Neil Clark, Hoani Tui, Tommy Hayes (capt), James Hanks, Chad Slade, James Scaysbrook, James Phillips.
Replacements (from): Simon Alcott, Ben Moon, Chris Budgen, Dave Gannon, Tom Johnson, Garrick Cowley, Paul McKenzie, Josh Matavesi.

Cardiff Blues: Chris Czekaj; Richard Mustoe, Gavin Evans, Tom Shanklin, Tom James; Ceri Sweeney, Lloyd Williams; Tom Davies, T Rhys Thomas, John Yapp, James Down, Paul Tito, Michael Paterson, Sam Warburton, Tom Brown.
Replacements (from): Kristian Dacey, Sam Hobbs, Scott Andrews, Bryn Griffiths, Maama Molitika, Richie Rees, Dan Parks, Dafydd Hewitt, Ben White, Dan Fish, James Loxton.

Referee: Andy McPherson.

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