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Kingsholm ready to host Anglo-Welsh Cup final on Sunday

Gloucester Rugby Media Manager Duncan Wood insists Kingsholm is prepped and ready to showcase the Anglo-Welsh Cup final between West Country rivals Bath Rugby and Exeter Chiefs on Sunday.

Bath Rugby scrapped their way through to the final with a 13-12 win on a swimming pool-like pitch at the Recreation Ground and a late Joe Simmonds penalty earned Exeter Chiefs a spot in the Anglo-Welsh Cup final at the expense of Newcastle Falcons at Sandy Park.

Our exclusive interview with Gloucester Rugby Media Manager Duncan Wood:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwL2hYIG_oM

Bath last played a cup final at Kingsholm back in 2008, a 24-16 victory over Worcester Warriors and will be hoping to win their first piece of silverware for ten years.

Semi-final match reaction; Bath captain Charlie Ewels told BBC Radio Bristol:

“This club hasn’t won any silverware for 10 years now. We spoke at the start of the season and said that every competition we went into, our goal was to win it.

“To put ourselves in a final and put ourselves in a position to win that first bit of silverware for 10 years is exciting.”

Exeter are reigning Aviva Premiership champions and won the Anglo-Welsh Cup in the 2013/14 season, the Chiefs have made the final on the last three occasions, with this being their fourth.

Following their win over Newcastle Falcons, Chiefs Skills Coach Ricky Pellow told the Exeter Chiefs website: 

“Full credit to the guys, we came in half time and we were the side under pressure. We started the game really well, but we were not clinical enough around the breakdown.

“The second half, we turned the screw on them and we were much better. Our exit policy and our kick game really pinned them back. We said if we could get to within seven points, they would be the team under pressure and that’s how it turned out.”

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