Exeter Chiefs boss Rob Baxter hails side's character

Exeter celebrate Naqelevuki's late try

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter has praised the character of his side after their late 31-26 win at Worcester.

Sireli Naqelevuki's try with the last play of the game sealed the win and guaranteed a first season of Heineken Cup rugby at Sandy Park next season.

"That was a team that fought and fought and fought and has driven us into fourth place in the Premiership," Baxter told BBC Radio Devon.

"That is a massive credit to that group of players," he added.

Phil Dollman scored a try late-on to guarantee a bonus point, and Naqelevuki then scored to ensure a five-point win.

"It would have been so easy to have a ruck and given the ball up and ended the game, but instead we played and played and played," Baxter said.

But the Exeter boss was also critical of the level that his side played at earlier in the match.

"It was the one stage of the game where I could honestly say that we really went for it.

"I think the key for our success until now has been that we've gone for it for a bit longer in bigger parts of the game.

"I don't think we went for it enough today."

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