We have now reached the exciting time of the season where the pressure really tells, writes Bloggers’ Bench member Jess Kebbell.
We'll soon see who has the metal to go on and lift the trophy. But what has made this season one of the best yet?
There have been some outstanding team performances over the course of the season, some we expected, others we may not have. One team in particular is Exeter Chiefs, who have had a phenomenal season. Their meteoric rise has been witnessed by the rugby community for a few years now, but they have absolutely shined this year. With superb performances by the likes of Dave Ewers and Henry Slade, who recently won the Land Rover Discovery of the Season Award, the Chiefs have been able to really push those teams at the top of the Premiership. They did the double over the current Champions, and almost got into the top four, losing out in the final round on points difference. Having managed to secure European Champions Cup rugby for next season, they can only go from strength to strength.