Gloucester 15-26 Exeter Chiefs: Returning Hogg scores try as leaders return to winning ways

Stuart Hogg was among the scorers on his Exeter Chiefs return as Gloucester were beaten at home.

Premiership leaders Exeter Chiefs returned to winning ways with a battling 26-15 triumph at Gloucester on Friday.

Having lost to Sale Sharks last time out, the Chiefs made it five wins from six top-flight matches with Stuart Hogg scoring having returned to the team from Six Nations duty with Scotland.

Gloucester made a slow start and were punished when Jacques Vermeulen barged over to help Exeter into a 7-3 half-time lead at Kingsholm.

Four Gareth Steenson penalties stretched the advantage and Hogg showed good pace to dot down for Exeter's second try.

Gloucester responded through Jake Polledri and Louis Rees-Zammit, though the fightback started too late for the hosts.