Bax­ter: Home semi not a must

The Rugby Paper - - Aviva Premiership -

EX­ETER boss Rob Bax­ter, de­lighted with yet another bonus points win, isn’t overly both­ered about his high fly­ing Chiefs se­cur­ing a home draw in next months play-off fi­nals.

He said: “You can’t get emo­tion­ally at­tached to a home semi-fi­nal be­cause when that hap­pens you’ve lost the bat­tle al­ready. For us it’s about turn­ing up each week­whether we’re at home or away.

“We’ve been on a good run. Five points here has re­ally helped us with the home semi, but that’s not the be-all and end-all.”

Quins direc­tor John Kongston was again left frus­trated at com­ing away empty handed from a match they looked poised to con­trol. He said: “Ex­eter took a com­plete buf­fet­ing for a lot of the game and man­aged to stay in it, which they should take full credit for, but to come away with noth­ing is hard to take.

“I said six or eight weeks ago that the play­offs were un­likely to hap­pen. My fo­cus has been fin­ish­ing in the top six so that we can get into the Cham­pi­ons Cup for the first time in three years.”

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