Mar 30, 2018 at 2.30pm UK at ​Kingsholm Stadium
BathBath Rugby
11-28
Exeter Chiefs
Vuna (25')
FT
Innard (5', 35'), Salmon (38')

Todd Blackadder rues Bath's slow start in Anglo-Welsh Cup final

Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder puts his side's Anglo-Welsh Cup final defeat to Exeter Chiefs down to a poor start.

Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder has admitted that a poor start is what cost his side during their 28-11 defeat to Exeter Chiefs in the Anglo-Welsh Cup final.

The New Zealander confessed that his team found it difficult to gain a foothold in the match after spending the first 20 minutes under the cosh.

"We set ourselves up in the first quarter as our kicking was aimless and our discipline killed us," BBC Sport quotes Blackadder as saying.

"We were on the back foot for the whole of the first 20 minutes and didn't have any possession at all.

"We prepared well but they executed better and we didn't play the game, we said we would."

The result saw Exeter lift the trophy for only the second time in their history.

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