Jacob Umaga turns Premiership final on it's head with moment of brilliance to give Wasps crucial lead
By Rugby Onslaught

Jacob Umaga turns Premiership final on it’s head with moment of brilliance to give Wasps crucial lead

22-year-old Jacob Umaga was the star of the first half in today’s Gallagher Premiership final as Exeter took a narrow lead into half time.

In torrential rain the two sides fought out an attritional first forty minutes of rugby where kicking was the order of the day in challenging conditions.

This moment of brilliance was the difference before the break.

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After Wasps took an early lead through the boot of Jimmy Gopperth it was England centre, Henry Slade, who opened the try scoring for the night as he cut open the scrambling opposition defence.

Exeter would normally look to pull away in this situation – looking to a formidable pick and go game to grind down their opposition. With the horrendous conditions, the European Champions elected to play it safer as fly-half, Joe Simmonds, looked to kick at any opportunity.

It was the other fly-half, Jacob Umaga who took the moment of the half as he cut through the Chiefs with a piercing line before skipping away from the chasing defenders.

Watch the brilliant first half try below

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