The European Champions Cup once again delivered wonderful drama over the weekend and arguably the pinnacle was a thrilling last-gasp victory for Exeter Chiefs at Toulon.

Entering the notorious rugby cauldron of the Stade Mayol, Exeter had to banish the memory of some patchy form on the road this season to deliver a performance full of character and quality.

The Chiefs were given an early boost when Harvey Skinner intercepted a loose pass from the hosts and raced over the line. Toulon responded with formidable power, Beka Gigashvili and Ben White both dotting down to heap pressure on their visitors.

A couple of Toulon penalties extended the half-time lead to 18-5 and the Chiefs had to dig deep in the second period. Replacement Max Norey forced his way over the line to set up a fabulous finish to the game.

The Chiefs piled on the pressure and Jacques Vermeulen delivered the last-minute try to set up another nail-biting moment for the boot of Henry Slade. As an experienced international rugby player, Slade has seen it all before and he ignored the home whistles to slot the match-winning conversion, 18-19 the final score for the Chiefs.

Head coach Rob Baxter told the BBC: "What people don't realise is pretty much every team meeting that we have, if Henry says anything or there is any video shown about him all the lads boo. That has happened pretty much throughout his whole time at Exeter.

"He thrives on those moments and he loved the crowd going mental for two minutes. If anything was going to help him get the kick then it was that. But it still takes a lot of nerves. He has delivered for us again.

"I saw on television now we might be the second team that has won here [Stade Mayol] in the Champions Cup. That in itself is another little marker that we can tick off. We want to be a club that is achieving things."

The Chiefs move on to a visit from Munster on Sunday and the Sandy Park atmosphere is guaranteed to be something very special.