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Sunday Feb 21, 2021

WATCH: The final minute of Exeter's controversial defeat to Saints

Exeter star Joe Simmonds was at the centre of a controversial ending to a dramatic Premiership clash with Northampton Saints on Saturday.

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The fly-half had a touchline conversion to win the game for the Chiefs but after referee Christophe Ridley ruled that Simmonds had begun his run up to kick the ball, Saints players advanced and simply kicked it out to win the match.

Despite protests from Simmonds and Exeter’s Stuart Hogg, Northampton celebrated a huge 12-13 win at Sandy Park.

The incident was reminiscent of Peter Stringer’s cheeky charge down on Wallabies star James O’Connor while playing for the Barbarians back in 2011.

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