Exeter beat Wasps and book first final

Dave Ewers celebrates the Chiefs reaching the final

Exeter Chiefs beat Wasps 34-23 in their Aviva Premiership Semi-final at Sandy Park to book their first Premiership final.

Exeter will face current Premiership champions Saracens at Twickenham in the final after they beat Leicester in the first Semi-final.

Exeter outscored Wasps by four tries to two in the match but Jimmy Gopperth kept Wasps in the chase with his three penalties to Gareth Steenson two.

More to follow.

Final Score Exeter Chiefs 34 (20) Wasps 23 (14)

Scorers

Exeter Chiefs
Tries – Whitten, Penalty (2), Ewers
Pen – Steenson (2)
Con – Steenson (3)
Drop –

Wasps
Tries – Festuccia, Robson
Pen – Gopperth (3)
Con – Gopperth (2)
Drop –

Match Officials
Referee : Greg Garner (100th Premiership game).
Assistant Referees: Tom Foley & Ross Campbell.
TMO: Stuart Terheege.

Teams

Exeter Chiefs

15 Phil Dollman , 14 Jack Nowell , 13 Henry Slade , 12 Ian Whitten , 11 Olly Woodburn , 10 Gareth Steenson (capt) , 9 Will Chudley, 8 Don Armand , 7 Julian Salvi , 6 Dave Ewers, 5 Geoff Parling , 4 Mitch Lees , 3 Harry Williams , 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie ,1 Ben Moon

Replacements : 16 Jack Yeandle , 17 Alec Hepburn , 18 Tomas Francis , 19 Ollie Atkins , 20 Thomas Waldrom , 21 Dave Lewis , 22 Sam Hill , 23 James Short.

Wasps

15. Charles Piutau , 14. Christian Wade , 13. Elliot Daly , 12. Siale Piutau , 11. Frank Halai , 10. Jimmy Gopperth , 9. Dan Robson , 8. Nathan Hughes , 7. George Smith , 6. James Haskell (c), 5. Bradley Davies , 4. Joe Launchbury , 3. Jake Cooper-Woolley , 2. Carlo Festuccia, 1. Matt Mullan

Replacements : 16. Ashley Johnson , 17. Simon McIntyre , 18. Lorenzo Cittadini , 19. Will Rowlands , 20. Sam Jones , 21. Joe Simpson , 22. Ruaridh Jackson , 23. Rob Miller

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