Well, this really is a crunch match in this premiership season. Exeter are suffering after a surprise loss and Wasps are desperate to continue their form. A re-match of the final last year in which the chiefs took the win.
Both sides had a pretty poor Champions Cup campaign and honours in the Premiership are at the forefront of both.
— Exeter Chiefs (@ExeterChiefs) February 18, 2018
6 Minutes – A break from Luke Cowan-Dickie gets Exeter moving. But they spill possession and Wasps get the ball back.
13′ TRY! Wasps 5-0 Exeter – Marcus Watson
Wasps attack and the ball is spread out wide with Le Roux delivering the final pass to Marcus Watson to finish well. He was up against Olly Woodburn but manages it. Jonny Hill earns himself a yellow card for a dangerous tackle on Le Roux in the build up.
14′ CONVERSION! Cipriani – Wasps 7-0 Exeter
17′ – Will Chudley makes a delightful break and Wasps are shaking in defence. But Thomas Young saves the home side as the he steals at the ruck. Exeter playing well despite the man down, but they have yet to trouble the scoreboard.
24′ TRY! Disallowed – Josh Bassett – Wasps
Wasps take the ball to the line with a break through Dan Robson, as the scrum half is at the bottom of the ruck Gopperth comes in and takes the ball from Le Roux. He flings a looping pass to Bassett but review shows it go forward.
— Wasps (@WaspsRugby) February 18, 2018
Exeter have had chances and will be disappointed in the lack of points, but they are still in the game.
Wasps have put up a big defensive effort and have shut down a lot Exeter’s moves so far. Will they drop off in the last 20 though with that effort?