Exeter's Gloucester win reminds boss Rob Baxter of title-chasers

Exeter boss Rob Baxter says his side's late victory over Gloucester was reminiscent of the side that challenged for Premiership titles.

Henry Slade's last-second penalty earned a 25-24 win over Gloucester.

It came after Stu Townsend went over with four minutes to go as the Chiefs overturned a nine-point deficit in the last five minutes.

"This actually reminds me of quite a few performances when we were regularly a top two team," said Baxter.

"People never remember the messy wins. We won quite a lot of last-ditch games, it used to be something we were renowned for, getting the last try in games," he told BBC Radio Devon.

"Getting the last points in games is actually a strength and I'm hoping that may be a sign of good things to come."

The win sees Exeter's new-look squad move up to third in the Premiership after their fourth win in six matches.

All four of those victories have come at Sandy Park as Exeter look fore a first win away from home in the league since beating Bristol at Ashton Gate on 7 October 2022.

"They've put a lot of hard work into two away games when they didn't come away with anything," added Baxter, whose side has lost at Harlequins and Northampton this season.

"We've probably deserved a little bit more out of those, so today feels like it's a bit of a get out of jail free card that we've played at the end, and we did a lot in the second half to try and lose the game.

"We've got to try and learn from those, there's a lot to review, but if we can learn from those, and we can genuinely move forward, then I think we will have a great opportunity to keep improving.

"There's nothing that's changed this season whether we've won or lost, we've got to keep improving, and I feel that's exactly the scenario we're in now."