Aviva Premiership final - player ratings: Wasps 20-23 Exeter Chiefs

Aviva Premiership final – player ratings: Wasps 20-23 Exeter Chiefs

How did the Wasps and Exeter Chiefs players perform in the Aviva Premiership final at Twickenham?


15 Willie Le Roux His international class under the high ball and electric pace ensured the men in black and yellow didn’t miss Kurtley Beale too much, who missed the game with a hamstring injury. 7.5/10
14 Christian Wade Well shackled by Chiefs but worked hard throughout with a few big tackles. 7/10
13 Elliot Daly Lacked composure in the first half but became a lot more influential after the restart, scoring a crucial try after the restart. 7/10
 12 Jimmy Gopperth The multi-award winner’s try and boot kept Wasps in the game in the first half before edging them to victory in the second. Exceptional once again. 8.5/10
11 Josh Bassett Last weekend’s hero failed to make the same impact. 6/10
10 Danny Cipriani Failed to really put his stamp on the game. 6/10
9 Dan Robson Looked nervous and made some bad passes. got better as the game went along. 6/10
8 Nathan Hughes The powerhouse was monstrous from the off with two tackles on Exeter fly-half Gareth Steenson being particularly rib-crunching. After the break his immense power created Elliot Daly’s try but his mistake at the end took the game into overtime. 8/10
7 Thomas Young Not as influential as he often is. 6.5/10
6 James Haskell The big man may have already been thinking about the Lions with a few uncharacteristic mistakes. Got better as the game went on. 6/10
5 Matt Symons Added real steel to the Wasps pack, making a few almighty hits. His display capped a fine first season at the Ricoh Arena. 7/10
4 Joe Launchbury (c) His lovely interplay and influential impact all over the pitch showed why so many thought he should have been included in Warren Gatland Lions squad. 8/10
3 Phil Swainston Started the game really well but was replaced on the half hour after failing an HIA. 4/10
2 Tommy Taylor Recovered from his ankle injury to come back into the XV and was back to his very best. Eddie Jones will have been impressed. 7.5/10
1 Matt Mullan Replaced on the hour after a solid scrummaging performance before returning due to injuries. 6.5/10
Replacements: 16 Ashley Johnson 5.5/10, 17 Simon McIntyre 6/10, 18 Marty Moore 6/10, 19 Kearnan Myall, 20 Guy Thompson 5.5./10, 21 Joe Simpson 6.5/10, 22 Alapati Leiua, 23 Frank Halai


15 Phil Dollman The 31-year-old celebrated his first Wales call-up with a great display at Twickenham. His first half try, which was his first five-pointer of the season, was the icing on the cake. Unfortunately limped off in the second half. 7/10
14 Jack Nowell Six tries in his last nine games against Wasps, Nowell certainly was they key to opening up the game for the opening try. Best winger in the world right now? He’s got to be up there. 9/10
13 Ian Whitten 7/10
12 Ollie Devoto His wicked sidestep opened up space for Dollman to crash over in the first half. Expect him to come back into England contention soon. 8/10
11 Olly Woodburn 6.5/10
10 Gareth Steenson (c) What a story. He kicked Chiefs into the Premiership seven year’s ago and today he kicked them to their first Premiership title. Simply amazing. 9/10
9 Stuart Townsend One very poor box kick summed up a difficult afternoon for the 21-year-old. 6/10
8 Thomas Waldrom We’re not sure how such a big man kept going for the whole game, making an outstanding 27He’srries. Hes been a cornerstone of all Exeter’s success in recent years 8/10
7 Don Armand Outstanding. He took no prisoners from the first whistle to the last. 9/10
6 Kai Horstmann An unsung hero. He got through a mountain of work for his team. 7.5/19
5 Geoff Parling The ex-England lock was very efficient in the lineout, performing back at his very best for his final game for Chiefs ahead of his summer move to Japan. 7.5/10
4 Dave Dennis The Australian gave everything for the cause. 7/10
3 Harry Williams Scrummaged well and was destructive in defence. 8/10
2 Luke Cowan-Dickie Solid scrummaging, soft passes, stunning turnovers and big tackles; the hooker has it all. 8.5/10
1 Ben Moon Work rate was outstanding. Not the biggest prop but never gives an inch 8/10
Replacements: 16 Jack Yeandle 6/10, 17 Carl Rimmer, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Mitch Lees 6.5/10, 20 Sam Simmonds 7/10, 21 Will Chudley 5.5/10, 22 Henry Slade 6/10, 23 Michele Campagnaro 5/10