Anglo-Welsh Cup: Exeter Chiefs 62-25 Cardiff Blues

Michele Campagnaro celebrates his try
Michele Campagnaro celebrates his try for Exeter
Anglo-Welsh Cup
Exeter Chiefs (31) 62
Tries: Malton, Penalty, Campagnaro, Welch, Simmonds 2, Hendrickson, Townsend, Johnson, Lawday Cons: Simmonds 6
Cardiff Blues (10) 25
Tries: Sheekey, Beal, R Williams 2 Cons: Evans Pens: Evans

Exeter Chiefs went over for 10 tries against youthful Cardiff Blues as the Welsh region's Anglo-Welsh Cup campaign began with a big defeat.

Home fly-half Joe Simmonds crossed twice and the visitors also conceded a penalty try amid the pressure Exeter applied.

Visiting full-back Rhun Williams also scored a brace, as did debut-making wing James Beal.

But Chiefs were never in danger of losing control at Sandy Park.

Exeter Chiefs: Phil Dollman; Max Bodilly, Michele Campagnaro, Tom Hendrickson, Ian Whitten; Joe Simmonds, Will Chudley; Billy Keast, Shaun Malton, Jack Owlett, Ollie Atkins, Damian Welch, Ben White, Sam Simmonds, Tom Johnson (capt).

Replacements: Jack Innard, Will Norton, Marcus Street, Josh Caulfield, Tom Lawday, Stuart Townsend, Harvey Skinner, Harry Strong.

Cardiff Blues: Rhun Williams; Aled Summerhill, Harri Millard, Garyn Smith (capt), James Beal; Jarrod Evans, Dane Blacker; Brad Thyer, Kirby Myhill, Dillon Lewis, Jack Davies, James Down, Seb Davies, Shane Lewis-Hughes, James Sheekey.

Replacements: Liam Belcher, Rhys Carre, Anton Peikrishvili, Hemi Barnes, Morgan Sienawski, Rhodri Davies, Ben Jones, Owen Lane.

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