EXETER CHIEFS Aussie ace: Champions can kick on

Exeter Chiefs logoExeter Chiefs new scrum half Nic White is hoping Exeter Chiefs can kick-on at Worcester on Friday after beating London Irish 37-3 on his home debut for the defending Premiership champions.

“We concentrated a lot this week on defence and I thought our defence won us the game today,” said the 27-year-old Australian international, who swapped life in France with Montpellier this summer for a new start in Devon.

“It was my first league game here at Sandy Park and the atmosphere was unreal. To have that kind of support behind you really helps.”

Having stormed into a 20-0 lead at the break, Chiefs failed to hit the same heights in the second period and it took two late tries to clinch the all-important try bonus point.

Chiefs claimed all five points courtesy of tries from Henry Slade, Olly Woodburn, Don Armand 2 and a penalty try.

White said: “In this competition everyone is a contender, so come the end of the season a point like that is going to be very important. If you have the chance to get them, you have to take them.

“What was encouraging was that the team finished hard. The guys coming off the bench made a real impact and added some great energy to things. That’s what you need and hopefully we can carry that into Friday’s game and go again.”

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