Baxter now wants double after European success

19 October 2020 03:28:21 GMTPlus11

Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby Rob Baxter says his side's top priority now is to complete the double after their Heineken Champions Cup win on Saturday.

Just 10 years after being promoted to the Gallagher Premiership from the Championship, the Chiefs triumphed in Europe after a thrilling contest on Saturday.

They faced French outfit Racing 92 at Ashton Gate and managed to stave off a late fightback from the French side to lift the trophy.

Luke Cowan-Dickie, Sam Simmonds, Harry Williams, and Henry Slade scored tries for the Devon side, who are now aiming to complete an historic double.

They take on Wasps in next Saturday's Premiership final and Baxter, speaking after the Euro final, says it would be "just reward" if Exeter were able to go on and clinch the double.

"It would be just reward, I feel, for this group of players, for what they have committed to over the last five years, if we can do the double," Baxter said.

"I am hoping that will be enough of a driver for us. I think we can play better than we did (against Racing), and we will need to, actually."

If Exeter go on and win the double, they will become only the fourth English club to achieve a domestic and continental double after Saracens, Leicester, and Wasps.

Exeter are 1.16 to win the Premiership title, while Wasps are 5.00.

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