Exeter Chiefs: Premiership is still head coach Rob Baxter's focus

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Rob Baxter's side lead their Challenge Cup and LV= Cup groups, as well as being third in the Premiership

Exeter boss Rob Baxter says the Premiership is still his top priority, despite an

The win means Exeter will be at least one point clear at the top of Pool Two at the halfway point of games.

Exeter are third in the Premiership but want to qualify for the Champions Cup.

Baxter said: "We want to get in the top tier of European competition, we want to be in the Champions Cup and, to do that, we have to be in the top six."

"That's still a big fight for us and we have some important Premiership games coming up but we're on form," he told BBC Radio Devon.

"We're doing some good things, we've managed to use these games and the LV= Cup games previously to keep us in good nick and it's very important that we do that again."

Baxter rested a number of key players for the clash in France, such as skipper Dean Mumm and England winger Jack Nowell.

But, despite a changed side, the Chiefs still ran in four tries to get their first win in France in six attempts.

"On the whole, it was a really professional performance and we got what we needed," Baxter added.

"It was a bit of a changed-up team and some of those lads desperately needed that game to keep them sharp.

"We got everything out of the game we needed, great credit to the players for sticking at it, because it did get a bit edgy at times."

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