Aviva Premiership

Chiefs charge to eight tries in Worcester drubbing

Exeter Chiefs handed out a 57-22 drubbing to lowly Worcester Warriors to claim their second bonus-point win on the bounce.

The Warriors were subjected to a fourth Premiership defeat in a row as the hosts ran in eight tries in an emphatic display at Sandy Park to move to within one point of fourth-placed Leicester Tigers.

A driving maul saw Jack Yeandle go over to open the scoring 10 minutes in, with scrum-half Will Chudley also grabbing a first-half score to accompany nine points from the boot of Gareth Steenson and a penalty try.

Jamie Shillcock's penalty was all second-bottom Worcester had to show for their efforts at the break and the home side increased their margin significantly before the hour mark.

Flying wing Olly Woodburn finished a swift counter, Carl Rimmer crossed following prolonged pressure, and Thomas Waldrom also powered over.

The visitors finally offered a response as Josh Adams ran under the posts and Shillcock converted, before James Short notched up Exeter's seventh try in the 61st minute.

There was more to come from both sides, South African Wynand Olivier adding five points to Worcester's tally, only for Ian Whitten to respond promptly.

The Warriors' late try was the best of the lot as a fine move took them the length of the field, with Dewald Potgieter having the honour of touching down for an eye-catching consolation.