Exeter held firm to edge past Wasps in extra time
Tries from Jack Nowell and Phil Dollman give Chiefs a 14-10 half-time lead
Steenson then slotted the winning kick with three extra-time minutes of extra time left
Gareth Steenson’s penalty in extra time secured a historic win for Exeter Chiefs against Wasps in the Premiership final at Twickenham.
Exeter had controlled the first half and led at the break thanks to scores from Jack Nowell and Phil Dollman, with Wasps striking right at the end of the first half through Premiership player of the year Jimmy Gopperth to stay in touch at 14-10.
Elliot Daly’s early score changed the outlook of the contest entirely, stemming from the work of the sensational Nathan Hughes.
With the score at 20-17 Exeter unleashed everything they had on the Wasps’ defence, eventually settling for a penalty with Steenson levelling the scores with 30 seconds to go.
And so in the sunshine in front of a crowd of just under 80,000, with both sides out on their feet, Steenson stepped up and delivered a penalty in the 97th minute to send the Chiefs supporters back to Devon in a state of delirium after an outstanding final.