|Exeter Chiefs (13) 22|
|Tries: Hill Cons: Simmonds Pens: Simmonds 5|
|Harlequins (11) 19|
|Tries: Ibitoye 2 Pens: Smith 3|
Exeter started their Premiership campaign with a hard-fought win against Harlequins at Sandy Park.
Jonny Hill’s try and two Joe Simmonds kicks put Exeter 13-11 up at half-time after Gabriel Ibitoye’s score and early Marcus Smith penalty edged Quins ahead.
Nine further points from the boot of Simmonds ensured that Last season’s Premiership runners-up prevailed.
But Quins made the hosts work hard when Ibitoye’s second try got them to within three points late on.
More to follow.
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Exeter Chiefs: Bodilly; O’Flaherty, Whitten, Hendrickson, Woodburn; J Simmonds, Maunder; Hepburn, Yeandle (capt), Williams, Dennis, J Hill, Kirsten, Vermeulen, S Simmonds.
Replacements: Taione, Moon, Street, Lonsdale, Kvesic, Maunder, Steenson, S Hill.
Harlequins: Brown; Murley, Marchant, Tapuai, Ibitoye; Smith, Landajo; Garcia Botta, Baldwin, Collier, Symons, Lewies, Robshaw (capt), Evans, Lawday.
Replacements: Elia, Lambert, Kerrod, Young, Dombrandt, Mulchrone, Lang, Morris.
Referee: Christophe Ridley (England).
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