Premiership Rugby Cup: Exeter ease to 29-13 win against Harlequins to go top of group

Tom O'Flaherty of Exeter Chiefs celebrates scoring his side's third try of the game
Exeter's final Premiership Rugby Cup group game is against Bristol in January, while Quins face Saracens
Premiership Rugby Cup
Exeter Chiefs (22) 29
Tries: Capstick, Keast, O'Flaherty, Lawday, Simmonds Cons: Simmonds 2
Harlequins (6) 13
Try: Ward Con: Smith Pens: Smith 2

Exeter Chiefs overwhelmed Harlequins to go top of Pool One of the Premiership Rugby Cup with a bonus-point win.

The hosts secured the try-scoring bonus before the break with Richard Capstick, Billy Keast, Tom O'Flaherty and Tom Lawday efforts putting Exeter 22-6 up.

Joe Simmonds grabbed Chiefs' fifth try to compete victory.

Quins, whose only first-half points came from the boot of Marcus Smith, grabbed a late consolation try through Dave Ward.

Exeter's second Cup win moves them one point clear of Newcastle at the summit of Pool One, with Quins five points adrift of the Falcons in third.

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Exeter Chiefs: Simmonds; O'Flaherty, Hendrickson, Hill, Cuthbert; Skinner, Townsend; Keast, Innard, Street; Lees, Van der Sluys, Caulfield, Freeman, Lawday.

Replacements: Taione, Kenny, Petch, Capstick, Dennis, Maunder, Bodilly, Short.

Harlequins: Chisholm; Walker, Morris, Tapuai, Murley; Smith, Saunders; Boyce, Elia, Collier; Symons, Lamb, White, Wallace, Dombrandt.

Replacements: Crumpton, Auterac, Swainston, Glynn, Ward, Lewis, Visser, Cheeseman.

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