The Exeter Chiefs have been beaten 14-9 by defending champions Toulon in the Heineken Cup.
An initial investment target of £7.5million has been met allowing the Exeter Chiefs to start the first stage of the stadium's development
Exeter Chiefs are still waiting for their first win over Bath. They lost 21-16, despite scoring the only two tries of the match.
Exeter Chiefs have been beaten at home by Toulon in the Heineken Cup.
Florian Fresia scored the only try of the game for the defending European champions. Jonny Wilkinson also kicked a penalty and a late drop goal.
Gareth Steenson scored two penalties for the Chiefs, with Henry Slade also kicking three points.
It's now three Premiership wins out of three for the Exeter Chiefs.
Rob Baxter's men were 18 - 16 winners at Sale tonight, thanks to six penalties from Gareth Steenson.
And in the Championship, the Cornish Pirates have bounced back after last week's heavy defeat by winning 16-8 at home to London Scottish. Thomas Kebsel scored two tries for the Pirates.
Exeter Chiefs flanker Tom Johnson has been recalled to the England squad for the Autumn internationals against Australia, Argentina and New Zealand.
Johnson had initially been left out of Stuart Lancaster's senior squad but has been called up after Leicester back row Tom Croft was ruled out through injury.
Johnson is the only player from the Chiefs included in the squad despite their impressive start to the season.
London Irish 23 Exeter 29
Exeter scored both of their tries in the final 20 minutes as they stormed home to victory over London Irish at the Madejski Stadium.
The visitors scored 15 unanswered points in the final quarter, including tries to Dean Mumm and Ben White, to secure a 29-23 win..
For the opening hour Irish were the better side, showing greater enterprise than a lethargic Exeter and with visitors' wing Tom James in the sin bin, the hosts appeared sure-fire winners.
Irish had already gone over through Nick Rouse and Marland Yarde in each half but they came to a standstill as 19 points from the boot of Gareth Steenson ensured Exeter sailed home.
Exeter Chiefs secured their first win of the season after beating Wasps 30-26 at Sandy Park.
Tom James scored two tries for the Chiefs, with James Scaysbrook also crossing the line. 15 points came from the boot of Gareth Steenson.
For a full match report, visit the ITV Rugby website.