Harlequins stormed to the Premiership Rugby Cup final after they produced a supreme second-half performance to beat Exeter Chiefs 49-22 at Sandy Park.

The visitors notched up seven tries, including braces from Alex Dombrandt and Gabriel Ibitoye, as they moved a step closer to the club’s first silverware since 2013.

Back-rower Dombrandt, who is on Eddie Jones’ radar, did his chances of an international call-up no harm as he delivered a stellar performance against the Gallagher Premiership leaders.

Marcus Smith’s early penalty got things underway for Quins, but it was his fellow Englishmen Dombrandt and Ibitoye who gave their side a healthy lead after both going over in the first half.

Sam Skinner, occupying the No.8 jersey and captaining Exeter, replied for the hosts five minutes before the break but the boot of Smith extended Quins’ lead to 18-5 at half-time.

Despite Exeter opening the scoring in the second half through Tom Price’s try, Paul Gustard’s men took charge soon after with lock Glen Young crossing over for his first try for the club.

Next, it was once again the turn of Dombrandt and Ibitoye, who both dotted down for their second tries and provided Quins with a commanding lead entering the final stages.

The visitors were not finished there though. Ross Chisholm got in on the act with a well-worked try of his own before fly-half Smith added five points either side of two late Chiefs tries courtesy of Price and James Short.

It was an entertaining affair in Devon with a total of 10 tries scored - a record for a Premiership Rugby Cup match.

Quins director of rugby Gustard was quick to praise his side, especially the contribution of Dombrandt, 22, who he described as a “special player” in his post-match comments.

“He has a beautiful soft feel for the game and has excellent handling skills,” Gustard told BT Sport.

“I was really pleased with his defensive side of the game. It is one aspect which sometimes gets overlooked but today I felt like he put some dominant collisions in there and put in a more complete performance.”

A delighted Dombrandt said afterwards: "I was happy with my performance. It was quite an open game, which suits my type of game a lot better.

"We're happy, but most importantly we got the win and are in the final, so that's something for us to look forward to.”

Harlequins will either meet Sale Sharks or Saracens in the final on March 15, with the two sides playing on Friday.