Gareth Steenson said a prayer to his late father
Steenson who joined the club in 2008 scored 24 points at the Memorial Grounds as The Chiefs on 26th May 2010 as the heavy underdogs beat Bristol the first ever Championship play-off final.
Since then The Chiefs have slowly built foundations in the far flung South-West and last season they narrowly missed out to Saracens.
But 12 months later they have managed to go one better with Ulsterman Steenson along with Phil Dollman and Ben Moon the survivors from that night in Bristol.
The Chiefs rise to the top of English rugby is the kind of fairytale that even Hans Christian Andersen would have found nearly impossible to write.
Steenson revealed that his match winning kick needed the helped of his late father John who died just before he moved to Sandy Park from the Cornish Pirates.
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“To be fair before the last penalty I said a prayer to the old man upstairs and he helped me with it," Steenson said. "After last season the guys got a taste for it and we are delighted be sitting where we are.
“The kicks in the Championship Final back in 2010 were pretty big because we wouldn’t have days like this without them.
“But to be honest with you I was pleased today they were in reasonable positions. I just had to go through my processes and my technique and hopefully it would stand up firm.
“The graft that we have put in down the years was for days like today and we are absolutely thrilled. It means a lot to a lot of people, we are delighted."
The Chiefs have now equalled Leicester’s Premiership record set between 1999 and 2000 of 17 games unbeaten looked like they were strolling to victory for most of the first half.
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Wasps looked nervous and quite frankly shambolic for the vast majority of the opening 40 minutes as Jack Nowell ran onto Luke Cowan-Dickie inside ball after 14 minutes opened the scoring.
Jimmy Gopperth’s penalty reduced the arrears but then after 29 minutes The Chiefs crossed the line for a second time with another well worked moved.
Ollie Dovoto broke the line and his back of the hand pass sent Dollman in for a timely first try of the season with Steenson adding his second conversion.
Then after on the brink of the interval Danny Cipriani, Tommy Taylor, Dan Robson all combined to send Premiership Player of the Season Gopperth in.
Four minutes after the break Elliot Daly collected Christian Wade’s run and chip with Gopperth’s conversion edging Wasps front for the first time.
Gareth Steenson's penalty three minutes from time was the difference
Gopperth and Steenson swapped penalties before in the last minute Nathan Hughes was penalised for having hands in the ruck and the Exeter fly half sent the game into extra time.
Neither side could find a break through until the 97th minute when Matt Mullan collapsed a scrum to give Steenson the chance to kick the match winning penalty.
“I am trying not to be too disappointed because I think we have had a fantastic season.
“I think we showed some real quality today but also showed we are a real work in progress. On occasions we make things hard for ourselves but certainly the spirit and commitment was there today.
“But this hurts. There was not much I could say to the players,” admitted Wasps boss Dai Young.