Exeter Chiefs: Rob Baxter wants defensive improvement

Rob Baxter
The defeat at Leicester was Exeter's first in the Premiership since 11 January

Exeter must be better defensively, according to head coach Rob Baxter.

The Chiefs dropped out of the Premiership's top four after conceding four first-half penalties as they lost

"Let's be more steely next time," Baxter told BBC Radio Devon.

"We know we've conceded some soft points today and some soft decision-making defensively. Let's not do it any more, let's not give it over so easily."

Exeter face leaders Northampton and second-placed Saracens, as well as Wasps and Sale, in their final four league games.

"If we can get it out of our system, that easy conceding of points and that inability to go from having the opposition under pressure to suddenly feeling under pressure ourselves when we don't convert an opportunity, then we're going to be handy in these next four games," said Baxter.

"I've said to the lads, what you've got do is make this losing bonus point matter - you've got to make it mean something and we've got four Premiership games to make today mean something."

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