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Excitement builds as Exeter Chiefs prepare for crunch match

Excitement is building ahead Exeter Chiefs first ever play off semi final. The Chiefs take on Wasps this afternoon after they finished 2nd and 3rd in the Premiership. The winner will take on Saracens or Leicester in the League final at Twickernham next week. Fans are already sending their messages of support on Twitter, including one group of friends who sent their best wishes all the way from sunny Spain...

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Two quick tries put Chiefs ahead at half time

Two tries from Thomas Waldrom have put Exeter Chiefs ahead in their quarter final match against Wasps going into half time.

It's crunch time as Exeter Chiefs gear up for quarter final

Exeter Chiefs take on premiership side Wasps Credit: ITV West Country

Thousands of Exeter Chiefs fans will be among the crowd in Coventry for the quarter final of the European Champions Cup.

It's the highest profile game the club has ever been involved in as they play fellow Premiership side Wasps at the stadium they share with Coventry City Football Club.

We're at the ground ready for the match, here's what the fans had to say before the crunch tie:

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Exeter Chiefs sign former player once more

Lewis Stevenson will play for Exeter Chiefs once more in a deal that lasts until the end of the season Credit: Exeter Chiefs

Irishman Lewis Stevenson will play for Exeter Chiefs once more in a deal that lasts until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old forward - who spent two seasons at Sandy Park between 2007 and 2009 - returns to the Westcountry from Guinness Pro 12 outfit Ulster Rugby.

The move comes following significant injuries to second row players Damian Welch and Mitch Lees.

I’m delighted to be back at the Chiefs. The place is still the same in a lot of ways, but the small differences that have happened are pretty noticeable.

Since I’ve left the club have established themselves as a real force within the Premiership and each year they seem to go from strength to strength.

For anyone on the outside, they are a real example of how to get into the Premiership and stay there.

– Lewis Stevenson

Stevenson has trained with his new team-mates for the first time today and he could well come into the reckoning for Sunday’s Premiership trip to Worcester Warriors.

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