The party can start now - Baxter
By Mark Stevens
Rob Baxter declared that the celebrations can begin properly after a 19-13 victory over Wasps in the Gallagher Premiership final completed the double for Exeter Chiefs.
A week after Racing 92 were edged in Bristol to secure a first Champions Cup title, the Chiefs became the fourth English club to sweep all before them on the domestic and European fronts.
The European silverware was taken to Twickenham in preparation for Exeter to really begin their party.
"The biggest emotion right now is relief," Baxter said. "I know that sounds a bit strange when you've just won a competition, but last week played a huge part in that.
"We've got both trophies in the changing room there because now we can celebrate last week as well as this week.
"If we didn't win here, that would have taken the shine off it. This allows us to stop, pause and look back a little bit over a very good season over two very tough competitions.
"Now we can spend some time reflecting on how important the work these guys have done has been to the club.
We've got both trophies in the changing room there because now we can celebrate last week as well as this week.
"I'm relieved that they're able to really enjoy what they've achieved without any shine being taken off because that wouldn't have felt too good."