Exeter lock Jonny Hill scored twice in entrance of Eddie Jones as Chiefs struck a blow for English golf equipment within the Champions Cup by marching into the final eight.
Ring rusty at first, Exeter survived the shock of being 14-0 inside eight minutes to rediscover their energy sport and dominate thereafter with Hill on the forefront.
Rob Baxter’s facet scored seven tries to make it third time fortunate for the Premiership after Gloucester’s defeat to La Rochelle on Friday and Wasps’ late loss to Clermont in Saturday’s early sport.
Exeter Chiefs moved into the Champions Cup quarter-finals with victory over Lyon on Saturday
Lock Jonny Hill acquired over the road twice as Exeter got here from behind for victory at Sandy Park
The win books a quarter-final again at Sandy Park towards Leinster however they are going to be ready on the health of skipper Joe Simmonds who limped off after 67 minutes.
Lyon are novices on the European stage – this was their first knock out sport – however they had been two tries up within the blink of an eye fixed. Jones had hot-footed it right down to Sandy Park after the lunchtime sport in Coventry and it was wanting bleak for his England representatives.
First full-back Toby Arnold went by means of Chiefs prop Alec Hepburn and put scrum-half Baptiste Couilloud away. Then Exeter made a hash of their very own line out and a protracted cross from Lyon captain and centre Charlie Ngatai made a strive for wing Xavier Mignot.
Lyon had gone 14-0 up earlier than Exeter kicked into their stride and roared again into the sport
However Lyon had not been watching the Exeter highlights reel. First they gave a penalty away 40 metres out. Captain Simmonds snubbed the three factors, went for a line out and after hammering away on the Lyon line Hill went over.
Lyon misplaced prop Vivien Devisme to the bin for knocking down one other Exeter drive and on 26 minutes Hill had his second from brief vary. Henry Slade and Olly Woodburn mixed to make a 3rd for wing Tom O’Flaherty and Olly Devoto added Exeter’s fourth to present them a 26-20 lead on the break.
Lyon threatened to get again into it when centre Pierre-Louis Barassi lower Exeter open however Olly Woodburn’s deal with and Luke Cowan-Dickie’s flip over snuffed out the hazard. Then Dave Ewers went over, Chiefs claimed a penalty attempt to Woodburn completed it.