Tony Rowe to play for Exeter Chiefs!

Exeter Chiefs legend Gareth Steenson has announced his most high profile signing ahead of his testimonial game at Sandy Park later this month… club chief executive Tony Rowe!

Fans are going to witness the Sandy Park supremo running out in a Chiefs strip for the first (and only) time.

Mr Rowe has led the Chiefs from the lower leagues of rugby to Premiership champions.

But apart from the odd appearance on the pitch after a game, his role has been mostly behind the scenes.

Gareth is celebrating 10 years as an Exeter Chief and as part of his celebratory year is staging a game featuring an Exeter select side who will take on a Classic Lions team featuring, among others, Mike Tindall.

Mr Rowe said: “I wanted to support Steeno, he is a club legend, and to put on a Chiefs shirt and make my debut is something fitting of the occasion.

“To share a pitch with so many players that have given so much to Exeter Chiefs is a real pleasure, an honour, and something I will always remember.”

Gareth said: “To have Tony join me on the pitch will be a great privilege.

“It will be a fitting way to mark such a special occasion and celebrate all that he has done for the club.”

Tickets for the testimonial game at Sandy Park are available now via the Exeter Chiefs website. Go to