Exeter Chiefs travel to Wasps Rugby on Saturday in a repeat of last season’s final.

Of course on that occasion Exeter won 19-13 at Twickenham to be named champions of England for a second time in the club’s history.

And Chiefs have continued where they left off with a stunning five bonus point wins in a row in all competitions and one forfeited game in Europe. 

Wasps have already lost two games this season, but come into the match off the back of three wins, including an impressive 23-26 victory away at Sale Sharks last weekend.

Unfortunately this cracking festive fixture will not have any fans at it due to Government restrictions on large scale gathering to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

But the good news is the game is being shown live on TV and here are all the ways you can follow the match.

What time is kick-off?

The game at the Ricoh Arena kicks-off time to 2pm on Saturday, January 2.

Is the game on TV?

Yes. The great news is BT Sport have confirmed they will show every game being played behind closed doors during the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership season.

Today’s game is being shown live on BT Sport 2 HD .

The coverage will start at 1.30pm.

Through an agreement between Premiership Rugby and BT Sport, eligible club season ticket holders will gain free access to home Gallagher Premiership matches on the BT Sport App.

The BT Sport Match Pass is designed for season ticket holders of participating clubs who do not already have a BT Sport subscription and who cannot attend their home matches due to the current restrictions.

How else can I follow the game?

If you can’t watch the game live on TV you can follow all the play-by-play action on our live blog on Devon Live.

BBC Radio Devon will also be providing live commentary for the game.

What’s the team news?

Wasps: 15 Lima Sopoaga, 14 Paolo Odogwu, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Michael Le Bourgeois, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Jacob Umaga, 9 Dan Robson; 1 Tom West, 2 Tom Cruse, 3 Kieran Brookes, 4 Joe Launchbury (c), 5 Will Rowlands, 6 James Gaskell, 7 Jack Willis, 8 Tom Willis

Replacements: 16 Tommy Taylor, 17 Simon McIntyre, 18 Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 19 Ben Morris, 20 Thomas Young, 21 Will Porter, 22 Charlie Atkinson, 23 Jimmy Gopperth

Exeter Chiefs: 15 Tom O’Flaherty, 14 Olly Woodburn, 13 Tom Hendrickson, 12 Ollie Devoto, 11 Ian Whitten, 10 Joe Simmonds MBE, 9 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne; 1 Alec Hepburn, 2 Jack Yeandle (c), 3 Marcus Street, 4 Will Witty, 5 Don Armand, 6 Dave Ewers, 7 Richard Capstick, 8 Sam Simmonds

Replacements: 16 Jack Innard, 17 James Kenny, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Tom Price, 20 Rus Tuima, 21 Jack Maunder, 22 Harvey Skinner, 23 Josh Hodge



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What are the odds?

Wasps Rugby 1/1

Draw 20/1

Exeter Chiefs 8/11





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