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No fairytale finish for Jimmy Gopperth's fine season as Wasps beaten by Exeter - Stuff.co.nz;

No fairytale finish for Jimmy Gopperth's fine season as Wasps beaten by Exeter - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzNo fairytale finish for Jimmy Gopperth's fine season as Wasps beaten by ExeterStuff.co.nzThere was no grand ending to Jimmy Gopperth's excellent season as Wasps were beaten 23-20 by Exeter in extra time of the English Premiership rugby final at Twickenham. Gopperth, who was judged the best player in the competition, scored a try and ...and more »

Exeter champions after extra-time win over Wasps - Normangee Star;

Exeter champions after extra-time win over Wasps - Normangee Star

Normangee StarExeter champions after extra-time win over WaspsNormangee StarExeter were crowned English club champions for the first time in their history as they beat Wasps 23-20 after extra time in a tense, thrilling final at Twickenham on Saturday. An exhilarating pair of semi-finals last week saw both of these ...and more »

Exeter Chiefs turn sights on Europe after Premiership win - SkySports;

Exeter Chiefs turn sights on Europe after Premiership win - SkySports

SkySportsExeter Chiefs turn sights on Europe after Premiership winSkySportsRob Baxter has challenged Exeter to perform in Europe after winning their first-ever Premiership trophy. Seven years after winning promotion to the top-flight for the first time, Exeter edged out Wasps 23-20 at Twickenham on Saturday to secure their ...and more »

We want to be best team in Europe, says Exeter chairman Tony Rowe - The Guardian;

We want to be best team in Europe, says Exeter chairman Tony Rowe - The Guardian

The GuardianWe want to be best team in Europe, says Exeter chairman Tony RoweThe GuardianTony Rowe, Exeter chairman, talks to the players following their victory over Wasps in the Aviva Premiership Final. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images. Premiership 2016-17 · The Observer. We want to be best team in Europe, says Exeter chairman Tony ...and more »

Expert rugby pundits react to Wasps' final defeat by Exeter - Coventry Telegraph;

Expert rugby pundits react to Wasps' final defeat by Exeter - Coventry Telegraph

Coventry TelegraphExpert rugby pundits react to Wasps' final defeat by ExeterCoventry TelegraphPundits have praised Wasps despite the Coventry side's 20–23 loss to Exeter Chiefs in the Premiership final after extra-time. The black-and-golds were competing at the top-end of the table for much of the season and were the only team to secure a 100 ...and more »

Gareth Steenson reveals 'harsh words' inspired Exeter's run to title - ESPN.co.uk;

Gareth Steenson reveals 'harsh words' inspired Exeter's run to title - ESPN.co.uk

ESPN.co.ukGareth Steenson reveals 'harsh words' inspired Exeter's run to titleESPN.co.ukTWICKENHAM, London -- The watershed moment in Exeter Chiefs' season came after their 35-8 defeat to Clermont Auvergne back on Oct. 16. The coaches were fed up, and laid it out pretty bluntly to the players. Those players, who had failed in the Aviva ...and more »

Wasps fans react to their team's heroic Premiership final defeat - Coventry Telegraph;

Wasps fans react to their team's heroic Premiership final defeat - Coventry Telegraph

Coventry TelegraphWasps fans react to their team's heroic Premiership final defeatCoventry TelegraphTries from Elliot Daly and Jimmy Gopperth were not enough for the black-and-golds to secure a first title since 2008, despite finishing top of the table. Exeter forced the match into extra-time with a last-minute penalty from Gareth Steenson who ...and more »

Exeter Chiefs' Premiership final victory in numbers - Devon Live;

Exeter Chiefs' Premiership final victory in numbers - Devon Live

Devon LiveExeter Chiefs' Premiership final victory in numbersDevon LiveExeter Chiefs' victory over Wasps will live long in the memory as one of the most thrilling Premiership finals ever. The Chiefs ended up winning the only stat that truly matters, but the match also threw up some other fascinating numbers. 1)Exeter ...and more »

Exeter triumph shows nice guys can finish first - euronews;

Exeter triumph shows nice guys can finish first - euronews

euronewsExeter triumph shows nice guys can finish firsteuronewsBy Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) – So it seems nice guys – and nice clubs – can finish first as Exeter Chiefs, almost incredibly, find themselves as English rugby's Premiership champions after a gutsy extra-time victory over Wasps that was the ...and more »

Wasps' Dai Young:

Wasps' Dai Young: "It was gut-wrenching to be so close" - Coventry Telegraph

Coventry TelegraphWasps' Dai Young: "It was gut-wrenching to be so close"Coventry TelegraphWasps director of rugby Dai Young praised his side's Herculean effort after their 20–23 extra-time loss to Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham in the Premiership Final. A 97th minute Gareth Steenson penalty was eventually all that separated the two sides ...and more »

5 things we learned from the Aviva Premiership final - Maldon and Burnham Standard;

5 things we learned from the Aviva Premiership final - Maldon and Burnham Standard

Maldon and Burnham Standard5 things we learned from the Aviva Premiership finalMaldon and Burnham StandardExeter Chiefs slugged their way to a maiden Aviva Premiership title thanks to a 23-20 victory over Wasps after extra time in Saturday's final at Twickenham. Here, we examine five key lessons from the Chiefs' dramatic triumph. @premrugby Your Aviva ...and more »

Exeter win Premiership final thriller - SuperSport;

Exeter win Premiership final thriller - SuperSport

SuperSportExeter win Premiership final thrillerSuperSportExeter were crowned English club champions for the first time in their history as they beat Wasps 23-20 after extra time in a tense, thrilling Premiership final at Twickenham on Saturday. Exeter flyhalf Gareth Steenson's penalty 30 seconds from normal ...and more »

Rob Baxter shares word of wisdom with Paul Tisdale as Exeter Chiefs win the Premiership - Devon Live;

Rob Baxter shares word of wisdom with Paul Tisdale as Exeter Chiefs win the Premiership - Devon Live

Devon LiveRob Baxter shares word of wisdom with Paul Tisdale as Exeter Chiefs win the PremiershipDevon LiveAfter seeing his team triumph in the Premiership final against Wasps, Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter had a few words of wisdom to share with Exeter City counterpart Paul Tisdale. The city's two premier sporting teams are both involved in London ...and more »

Premiership final five things we learned: Exeter Chiefs learn from their mistakes, Wasps will come again - The Independent;

Premiership final five things we learned: Exeter Chiefs learn from their mistakes, Wasps will come again - The Independent

The IndependentPremiership final five things we learned: Exeter Chiefs learn from their mistakes, Wasps will come againThe IndependentThe build-up to the Premiership final saw the Exeter Chiefs head coach, Rob Baxter, talks up how his side had learned from the defeat by Saracens a year ago and now expected more to come from the play-offs. That certainly showed last week against ...and more »

Joe Launchbury:

Joe Launchbury: "As captain I could not have asked for any more" - Coventry Telegraph

Coventry TelegraphJoe Launchbury: "As captain I could not have asked for any more"Coventry TelegraphWasps were sunk at Twickenham by Exeter captain Gareth Steenson's penalty three minutes from the end of extra-time which saw the Chiefs crowned Aviva Premiership champions for the first time. Steenson's dramatic intervention edged the black-and-golds ...and more »

Hero Steeno thanks to a little help from his late dad - Devon Live;

Hero Steeno thanks to a little help from his late dad - Devon Live

Devon LiveHero Steeno thanks to a little help from his late dadDevon LiveGareth Steenson has revealed that a prayer to his late father helped him kick Exeter Chiefs to Premiership final victory. The Chiefs fly-half booted the winning penalty with just two minutes of extra time left on the clock to hand Exe a 23-30 win in a ...and more »

Fans, players and pundits react as Exeter Chiefs win the Premiership - Devon Live;

Fans, players and pundits react as Exeter Chiefs win the Premiership - Devon Live

Devon LiveFans, players and pundits react as Exeter Chiefs win the PremiershipDevon LiveExeter Chiefs are Premiership champions for the first time in their history following an incredible final at Twickenham that saw them run out 23-20 winners over Wasps after extra-time. After leading 14-10 at half-time thanks to tries from Jack Nowell ...and more »

Premiership final player ratings: Jack Nowell and Don Armand star as triumphant Exeter Chiefs beat Wasps - The Independent;

Premiership final player ratings: Jack Nowell and Don Armand star as triumphant Exeter Chiefs beat Wasps - The Independent

The IndependentPremiership final player ratings: Jack Nowell and Don Armand star as triumphant Exeter Chiefs beat WaspsThe IndependentExeter Chiefs won their first Premiership title a year and a day after suffering defeat here at Twickenham as they beat Wasps 23-20 after extra-time in a thrilling final. In only the second final in history to see the two sides locked together at the ...and more »

Wasps 20-23 Exeter: how the players in the Premiership final rated - The Guardian;

Wasps 20-23 Exeter: how the players in the Premiership final rated - The Guardian

The GuardianWasps 20-23 Exeter: how the players in the Premiership final ratedThe GuardianWillie Le Roux, full-back, 7/10 Had shown signs of nerves recently but took his first high ball comfortably and did well to stop Woodburn in full flow. The most accomplished of Wasps' back three on the day. Christian Wade, wing, 6/10 Barely got his ...and more »

Dungannon's Gareth Steenson Hits 98th Minute Winner As Exeter Chiefs Win Premiership Final - Balls.ie;

Dungannon's Gareth Steenson Hits 98th Minute Winner As Exeter Chiefs Win Premiership Final - Balls.ie

Balls.ieDungannon's Gareth Steenson Hits 98th Minute Winner As Exeter Chiefs Win Premiership FinalBalls.ieWhat an incredible day it is for Exeter Chiefs as produced another huge performance to defeat Wasps and claim the Aviva Premiership final at Twickenham. Having dumped European Champions Saracens out of the running with a late score last week, the ...and more »