Tom Johnson and Matt Jess scored second half tries as Exeter Chiefs powered to a 21-8 victory over London Wasps at Sandy Park.
The two teams, neither of whom had anything but pride to play for heading into the encounter, traded punches in the opening exchanges, with Exeter heading into the break with a 9-5 lead courtesy of the boot of Ignacio Mieres.
It was the home side who showed the greater determination in the second forty, and they were rewarded with two five-pointers.
More to follow.
Final Score Exter Chiefs 21 London Wasps 8
Tries: Johnson, Jess
Pens: Mieres (3)
Referee: Llyr Ap Geraint-Roberts (1st Premiership game)
15 Luke Arscott , 14 Matt Jess , 13 Phil Dollman , 12 Sireli Naqelevuki , 11 Nic Sestaret , 10 Ignacio Mieres , 9 Haydn Thomas , 1 Brett Sturgess , 2 Neil Clark , 3 Hoani Tui , 4 Tom Hayes (capt) , 5 James Hanks , 6 Tom Johnson , 7 James Scaysbrook , 8 Richard Baxter
16 Chris Whitehead , 17 Ben Moon , 18 Ignacio Elosu , 19 Chad Slade , 20 James Phillips , 21 Junior Poluleuligaga , 22 Gareth Steenson , 23 Jason Shoemark ,
15 Richard Haughton , 14 Elliot Daly , 13 Ben Jacobs , 12 Riki Flutey , 11 Christian Wade , 10 Dave Walder , 9 Nic Berry , 1 Tim Payne , 2 Tom Lindsay , 3 Ben Broster , 4 Simon Shaw , 5 Richard Birkett , 6 Joe Launchbury , 7 Sam Jones , 8 John Hart (c)
16 Joe Ward , 17 Zak Taulafo , 18 Bob Baker , 19 James Cannon , 20 Joe Burton , 21 Jonah Holmes , 22 Seb Jewell , 23 Josh Lewsey