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Testimonial celebrations for club 'hero' Gareth Steenson

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Gareth Steenson, as far as players go, don't come much better as far as Exeter Chiefs fans are concerned.

Some of rugby's top names from the past and present have been at Sandy Park for Steenson's testimonial. The fly-half is marking his 10th year as an Exeter player, and to celebrate a Chiefs side took on the Classic Lions team.

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The Chiefs side was made up of players that were part of the 2010 triumphant promotion squad, there was also a few guests. Exeter Chairman Tony Rowe even decided to make an appearance.

"I was in the Royal Marines when I was fifteen I played for thier Junior Royal Marines when I was sixteen that's fifty one years ago and my boots were leather in them days you had to get the dubbing out in the morning but I borrowed my sons boots today."

– Tony Rowe OBE
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The Classic Lions team was full of former international stars, and managed by Former Wales and Lions legend JPR Williams.

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Gareth Steenson joined Exeter from Cornish Pirates in 2008, he's already achieved a lot with the Chiefs winning the Premiership title last season being probably the highlight but he still feels the club can add to that silverware.

"We've talked about progression as a club and now we've taken little steps a long the way.

We've never jumped too quick which is something I think is really good for us you know winning the Championship we didn't go we wanted to be solid in the Prem, then it was about getting into the European Cup and now we've got the LV Cup and the Premiership but where do you go next you've got to keep aiming high if we start thinking we've done in we're going to be falling backwards so as a club - we want to keep pushing forward and our next progression is to try and go after that European Cup."

– Gareth Steenson, Rugby player
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