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Summary

  1. FT: Wasps 20-23 Exeter
  2. Steenson pen in extra time wins it for Exeter
  3. Chiefs claim maiden Premiership title
  4. Daly & Gopperth cross for Wasps
  5. Nowell & Dollman score for Chiefs

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By Nathan Middleton

All times stated are UK

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Exeter are champions

FT: Wasps 20-23 Exeter

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That is just about it from us today.

Thank you for your company not only this afternoon but across the whole of the 2016-17 Premiership season where we've covered every single game.

In the highest every point-scoring season, that was some game to send us into the summer break.

Exeter fans, enjoy tonight. Wasps followers, commiserations.

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FT: Wasps 20-23 Exeter

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If you still have more of a rugby itch that needs to be scratched there is the Pro12 final tonight between Munster and Scarlets starting at 18:15 BST.

You can watch it on the BBC Sport website and mobile app here.

Wasps 20-23 Exeter (aet)

If you're only just joining us, you have missed a ridiculously good final.

No worries though, James Law has the story of an incredible 100 minutes from Twickenham.

Exeter won their first English title eight years after winning promotion to the top flight

Wasps 20-23 Exeter (aet)

Gareth Steenson kicks a late penalty in extra time to seal an exhilarating Premiership final win for Exeter over Wasps at Twickenham.

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Exeter are champions

FT: Wasps 20-23 Exeter

Exeter chairman Tony Rowe told BT Sport:

"Coming here last year and losing I know the pain, but I'm very pleased today.

"It is awesome. It was done on a seven year plan so we're actually on time.

"Five minutes to go I didn't think we would do it but it is incredible.

"We want to be the best in Europe now.

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Matt Williams: Absolutely heart broken as a Wasps fan, but well done Chiefs, such a great match, sadly came out on wrong side of a great result

Josh Withers: Numb. Exeter incredible.

Sam Cottle: As a wasps fan it's heartbreak but hats off to an excellent Exeter team. Well deserved. Rugby truly a great sport

Chiefs' chief enjoys the moment

FT: Wasps 20-23 Exeter

Poignant moment for Exeter chairman Tony Rowe, he's been at the helm throughout the rise through the leagues, to the top of the English game.

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'It's agony'

FT: Wasps 20-23 Exeter

Wasps captain Joe Launchbury told BT Sport:

"It's agony really watching it. One side are always going to come out on the wrong side and unfortunately that is us today.

"We were happy how we came back into the game

"We felt in the extra-time we had enough but the pressure told in the end. We need to come back next year and work harder."

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'You can see what it meant'

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Exeter Chiefs centre Jack Nowell told BBC Radio 5 live:

"You can see what it meant to the boys, we dug in, we said we'd play for 90-100 minutes. We wanted to make amends for last year.

"We backed ourselves on our fitness, we don't work so hard to give up on 80 minutes, we knew Wasps would be great today, but we knew we'd go beyond 80 minutes.

"We went through it last year, went through that, know how it feels and we gave our all.

"It's the hard work we did at the start of the year and we want to play for each other. It means so much for all of us."

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Exeter are champions

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Dai Young gathers his whole squad and backroom staff in a big circle on the Twickenham turf and passionately barks out his speech.

His side finished top and came so close after being 20-14 ahead in the second-half.

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Ash Green: Couldn't be at Twickenham but followed from Budapest... A lot of alcohol is going to be consumed tonight, what a result!

Andrew Priestly: Gareth Steenson, nerves of steel. Exeter Chiefs are more than worthy Premiership champions after beating both Saracens and Wasps.

Nick Hughes: Wasps spend all that money and sign big-name players but they still can't win when it matters. Fantastic

Exeter are champions

FT: Wasps 20-23 Exeter

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In May 2007, Exeter had just finished their season fourth in the Championship as Leeds Tykes won promotion back to the top flight.

10 years later they are the champions of England.

After 14 years as a player, 10 years as captain and eight years as head coach at the Chiefs, there are few people that would begrudge Rob Baxter getting his hands on the trophy - he even looked as if a few tears were flowing at full-time.

Exeter are champions

FT: Wasps 20-23 Exeter

Exeter fly-half Gareth Steenson told BT Sport:

"It was such a tough game with the emotional highs and lows.

"To be standing here where we were seven years ago is absolutely amazing - I can't take it in at the minute.

"I was hoping we would get the try and it wouldn't come down to me kicking a goal.

"I can't put it into words as the group have worked so hard all year."

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A titanic, memorable, absorbing final.

Exeter's fairytale continues as the Chiefs are crowned the best side in England in the most dramatic style.

Gareth Steenson the hero with the kick but what an effort from the whole squad.

Superb game, Wasps, who finished top, will feel very hard done by.

Wasps 20-23 Exeter

We're into the final minute.

Exeter inside their own 22. They don't care. Keep hold of the ball and they're champions.

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Exeter regather a short kick-off and have 90 seconds to keep hold of the ball.

Penalty (Steenson)

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He nails it through.

Gareth Steenson, the man who has been on the journey with Exeter from the Championship could have won it for the Devon side.

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A penalty to Exeter from the scrum!!

Wasps 20-20 Exeter

The clock is off.

Wasps prop Matt Mullan has to receive some treatment. He is fine though and we set again.

Crouch, bind, set.

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Jonathan Williams: I've bitten all my nails! Please set me at ease and win WASPS.

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The ball was at the feet of Thomas Waldrom, it went down, but they get the put in again.

A tense, muted sounding stadium has to wait again.

Wasps 20-20 Exeter

The first couple of scrums collapse and the referee has a quick chat.

We reset again.

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Jonathan Williams: I've bitten all my nails! Please set me at ease and win WASPS.

Wenna Paz: Following #bbcrugby whilst my son binges on Thomas. Come on Wasps - go that extra mile in extra time. ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ!

Grayson not convinced

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What was underneath the ball apart from some grass?!

No try

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We remain all square.

It will still be a scrum five metres out to Exeter.

Try review for Exeter

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Over to you television match official.

The referee says no try...

In a pile of bodies, I'm not even sure who is supposed to have scored.

Wasps 20-20 Exeter

Now Exeter within five metres of the try-line. It's all with the forwards.

Wasps 20-20 Exeter

The 'Tomahawk Chop' echoes around England's headquarters.

The Chiefs battering away still, now in the 22, but Wasps' defence holding firm.

Wasps 20-20 Exeter

All the fitness work done in pre-season and throughout the campaign kicking in now and Exeter looking the fresher.

They seem to have had all the ball in extra-time and the closing stages of the 80 minutes.

Kick-off

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They're keen to get on with it.

We're back underway at Twickenham as the shadows of the stands begin to engulf more and more of the pitch.

Half-time in extra-time

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Well that was a slightly mad 10 minutes.

Lets still do another 10 shall we?

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Wasps 20-20 Exeter

Nothing becomes of the line-out as when Wasps go to the backline, the Exeter defence rushes up and rushes them into passes they do not want to make.

It all results in the throw into the pitch for Exeter .

Wasps 20-20 Exeter

Take a bow Danny Cipriani.

A stunning out of hand kick and he gets his pack to within seven or eight metres with the throw into the line-out.

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For the fans of these clubs maybe Brian, but I'd argue the sight of a prop having to kick would be something everyone could get on board with?

Wasps 20-20 Exeter

Wasps now with the ball in hand, but after that defensive effort before full-time and the start of this extra period, they look sapped.

Wasps 20-20 Exeter

Guess who comes up big for Wasps? Nathan Hughes over the ball, brute physical strength to win the turnover and wins a penalty.

A big inhale in from everyone to get some air into the lungs and the ball away from their try line.

Wasps chief Dai Young is also taking some deep breaths. Anxiety levels - high.

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Wasps 20-20 Exeter

Exeter on the attack, inside the Wasps 22 as they go through the phases again.

They've dominated the possession stats today but more often than not they've found Wasps' defence their equal.

Exeter love a leveller

Wasps 20-20 Exeter

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If there's any such thing as 'draw specialists', it's Exeter.

Three of their Premiership games this season finished level, including a 35-35 draw with Wasps at Sandy Park.

There were only five points between the sides in the reverse fixture, and it took a last gasp Jimmy Gopperth kick to knock Exeter out of Europe last term.

In short, these two sides are just so well-matched, and both so good.

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JonnyMango95: No way Hughes didn't hear the ref. If I were the other Wasps players I would be absolutely furious with him

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