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Chiefs crowned Premiership Champions 2016/17 season
By Moorsman
June 1 2017


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It seemed barely conceivable when I started The Tribe site in 2006 that Chiefs would not only get promoted to the Premiership but then go on to win it after just 7 years in the division.

Chiefs crowned Premiership Champions 2016/17 season

Exeter Chiefs celebrate winning the Aviva Premiership Final at Twickenham Stadium, London.

It seemed barely conceivable when I started The Tribe site in 2006 that Chiefs would not only get promoted to the Premiership but then go on to win it after just 7 years in the division.  Indeed if we go back to season 2006/07 our end of season fixtures were against Moseley, Leeds (eventual Champions), Doncaster, Newbury, Otley, Sedgley Park and Waterloo.  In fact we had started what was our first season at Sandy Park with a draw against Coventry.  My how times have changed with just two from that club list still involved in the Chamionship.  Chiefs ended that season in fourth spot with an average home attendance of 3551.  I think this season's average attendance is in excess if 11,500 and I'm told that we could have easily sold several thousand more for our sell-out games and the semifinal would have sold three times over.

The details of the Final have been covered in great vdetail and I'll not attempt to sum it up as I'm sure I'd fail to do it justice.  Suffice it to say I'm one very happy and proud Exeter Chiefs supporter.

Exeter Chiefs' Gareth Steenson celebrates with the trophy after winning the Aviva Premiership Final

 

Oh, and I can't wait for next season to come!