Aviva Premiership final 2017, Wasps vs Exeter Chiefs: Watch Aviva Premiership Rugby Final 2017 Live Stream, Live Update, match start Time, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction
Aviva Premiership Final 2017. To win the final, Wasps may need to step up their performance in the line-out. In the semi-final victory against Leicester, they lost three of their own line-outs in the last 10 minutes, and a repeat of that against Exeter could be punished severely by a team who have racked up the most bonus-point wins throughout the season. Hooker Ashley Johnson will be ready to improve his accuracy while captain Joe Launchbury and recent Lions call-up James Haskell need to dominate in this key area.
Wasps and Exeter both have a British and Irish Lions star in their back line for this heavyweight clash. Wasps’ Elliot Daly and Exeter’s Jack Nowell will want to avoid injury ahead of the tour of New Zealand but expect them to launch everything in their lockers in the pursuit of silverware. The most clinical finishers on each side have been Exeter’s James Short and Wasps’ Christian Wade, who respectively have plundered 14 and 19 tries across all competitions this season. Wasps stand between the Chiefs and a first top-flight league title in Exeter’s 146-year history.
It is only seven years since Exeter achieved promotion to the Premiership, but they will arrive at Twickenham on Saturday as English rugby’s form team, having gone 16 league and play-off games unbeaten. One more triumph would equal Leicester’s Premiership record and complete a fairytale for the once unfashionable Devon club that began rugby union’s professional era 22 years ago in the fourth division.”We have been very fortunate with all the people who have been involved with Exeter for a long time,” Chiefs head coach Baxter said. “For me, it’s well over 20 years.”In that time, we’ve had a pretty decent ethic as a rugby club that we get the balance right in understanding that we are a sporting club, and when you are a sporting club, the truth is you are there for the team.