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Will there ever be another Exeter?

Was Exeter’s victory over champions Northampton a surprise?

As I sat watching the match I found myself wondering how a team who don't have a long history in the top flight could turn in a performance where they looked like the only winners for the vast majority of the game. 

If you track their history back to when they were playing at the County Ground they regularly challenged for promotion to the top flight, but were beaten to it by the likes of Worcester, Bristol, Leeds and Rotherham – I wonder if they would have made a better fist of it than Rotherham that season? 

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