1st XV (BUCS 1)
Wed 29 Nov 2023  ·  BUCS Super Rugby
Exeter University RFC
1st XV (BUCS 1)
Tries: C Ribbons, B Joseland, J Vajner, S Driscoll, Z WimbushConversions: C McCaig (4)Yellow Carded: A Bell
Leeds Beckett (Carnegie) University
Tries: O Mullarkey, C Oresanya, K KareemConversions: B Parkin (3)Penalties: B ParkinYellow Carded: O Mullarkey


EURFC Media1 Dec 2023 - 11:40
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Excellent Exeter with their 9th win of the season.

In a pulsating clash on home soil, Exeter University faced Leeds Beckett University in Round 9 of the Bucs Super Rugby League, and the battle lived up to its hype, ending with Exeter clinching a victory of 33-24.

The Rubber Crumb witnessed an intense first half marked by discipline errors from Exeter, allowing Leeds Beckett to seize an early advantage. The visitors exploited a gap in Exeter's defense within the first few minutes, securing their first try. With a successful conversion, Leeds Beckett took an early 7-0 lead.

Undeterred, Exeter responded swiftly, showcasing resilience and determination. Chester Ribbons powered through the opposition's defense, scoring a crucial try for Exeter. Charlie McCaig added the extra points, leveling the score at 7-7. The seesaw battle continued as Leeds Beckett, off an interception, scored their second try.

Exeter fought back with intensity, and a well-executed play involving Charlie McCaig and Benjy Josleand resulted in Exeter's second try, closing the gap to 12-14. Leeds Beckett, however, extended their lead with a penalty-earned try, bringing the score to 12-21. As the first half neared its end, Exeter's strategic play, coupled with a yellow card for Leeds Beckett, allowed the hosts to claw back. Joe Vajner's try off the maul, converted by McCaig, narrowed the gap to 19-24.

An inaccurate line-out throw from Leeds Beckett led to a scrum for Exeter, and a series of precise plays culminated in Seb Driscoll's try under the posts. With the successful conversion, Exeter took a slim 26-24 lead into halftime.

Half-time Score: Exeter University 26-24 Leeds Beckett University

Coming back from the break, both teams exhibited renewed vigor. Exeter started the half on a strong note, with a penalty awarded for Leeds Beckett's offside play. Chester Ribbons and Zack Wimbush combined forces, resulting in Wimbush's try, expertly converted by McCaig, pushing Exeter ahead 33-24.

Despite Exeter facing a consistent round of penalties against them, and receiving a yellow card, their defensive prowess held firm, denying Leeds Beckett any additional points for the remainder of the game. The hosts maintained their lead, showcasing resilience and determination to secure a hard-fought victory.

Final Score: Exeter University 33-24 Leeds Beckett University

In a thrilling encounter that showcased both teams' grit and skill, Exeter University emerged victorious in front of their home crowd, claiming a well-deserved win in Round 9 of the Bucs Super Rugby League. Next week, the team look ahead to the restart of fixtures where they face Hartpury away.

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Wed 29 Nov 2023




BUCS Super Rugby

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Exeter University RFC 1st XV Men (BUCS 1)
Leeds Beckett (Carnegie) University
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