Exeter hold off Wasps to clinch double


Man of the match Henry Slade scored a try in a second successive Premiership final for Exeter
Exeter: (13) 19
Try: Slade Con: Simmonds Pens: Simmonds 4
Wasps: (10) 13
Try: Umaga Con: Gopperth Pens: Gopperth 2

Exeter completed a historic domestic and European double as they beat Wasps to win the Premiership title.

Henry Slade’s try cancelled out Jimmy Gopperth’s early penalty before Jacob Umaga’s score put Wasps ahead only for Joe Simmonds to kick two penalties to put the Chiefs ahead at the break.

A second Gopperth penalty was followed by a third from Simmonds in a tense second half played in torrential rain.

Exeter repelled a late Wasps late surge before Simmonds’ final kick sealed it.

The victory came seven days after Exeter beat Racing 92 to win their maiden European Champions Cup title.

More to follow.

Exeter: Hogg; Nowell, Slade, Devoto, Woodburn; Simmonds (capt), Maunder; Hepburn, Cowan-Dickie, Williams, Skinner, Hill, Ewers, Kirsten, Simmonds.

Replacements: Yeandle, Moon, Francis, Gray, Vermeulen, Hidalgo-Clyne, Steenson, Ian Whitten.

Wasps: Minozzi; Kibirige, de Jongh, Gopperth, Bassett; Umaga, Robson; West, Taylor, Toomaga-Allen, Launchbury (capt), Rowlands, J Willis, Young, T Willis.

Replacements: Oghre, Harris, Alo, Gaskell, Morris, Vellacott, Sopoaga, Le Bourgeois.

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