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Premiership Final 2020 – Exeter 19-13 Wasps: Joe Simmonds inspires win


Exeter 19-13 Wasps: Joe Simmonds inspires side to momentous double to seize Premiership crown one week on from European Champions Cup win

  • Exeter have added a Premiership final victory to the European Champions Cup 
  • The Chiefs met Wasps inside a rain soaked and empty Twickenham Stadium
  • A Jimmy Gopperth penalty made 13-13 going into a tense last 20 minutes 
  • Joe Simmonds inspired his side to victory in the latter stages of the contest 

Exeter Chiefs completed a momentous double when they beat Wasps 19-13 in a rain-lashed arm-wrestle of a Premiership final in a near-empty Twickenham on Saturday a week after winning the European Champions Cup.

In appalling conditions of relentless rain and swirling wind where the only noise in the 82,000-capacity ground came from the hyper-vocal squad members of both teams, Exeter led 13-10 at halftime on the back of a Henry Slade try against Jacob Umaga’s similar individual score for Wasps.

Joe Simmonds (left) and Sam Simmonds of Exeter Chiefs celebrate after winning the cup

Joe Simmonds (left) and Sam Simmonds of Exeter Chiefs celebrate after winning the cup

A Jimmy Gopperth penalty made 13-13 going into a tense last 20 minutes. However, Exeter gradually took control, edged ahead with Joe Simmonds’ third penalty and, after surviving a late scare, settled it with the 23-year-old captain’s fourth in the final minute.

Exeter join Saracens, Wasps and Leicester as the fourth English team to complete the double.

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