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Semesa Rokoduguni strikes late to give Bath derby victory over Exeter

• Exeter 10-13 Bath
• Rokoduguni strengthens case for England starting place

Even if Semesa Rokoduguni scores the decisive try for England at Twickenham next month he will struggle to improve on the late drama in which Bath snatched improbable victory from Exeter’s grasp, to the Chiefs’ horror. Halloween will produce no bigger nightmare in Devon than the Fijian?born winger’s five?pointer in the eighth minute of added time, which condemned Exeter to the latest painful outcome of an increasingly tricky campaign.

The longer the game went on, with Bath camped on the home line and scrums going down on a regular basis, a twist in the tale grew steadily more probable and, sure enough, Exeter were unable to cling to the 10-6 lead they had chiselled out thanks to Mitch Lees’s 70th?minute try.

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