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Chiefs side to face Wasps

In what has been the strangest, toughest, yet - at the same time - most memorable Premiership Rugby campaign ever, it now comes down to just one final fixture.

For the newly-crowned European champions, Exeter Chiefs will rock up at Twickenham tomorrow for a fifth successive outing in the end of season showpiece (6pm).

Rob Baxter's side are well-versed in prepping for a big day out at English Rugby's HQ, but that doesn't mean they merely have to turn up and believe a potential domestic and European double is a mere formality.

Standing in their way will be an in-...

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Three Exeter alumni involved in Chiefs' triumph

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 10/20/2020 - 1:57pm

Three University of Exeter alumni played a part in the Exeter Chiefs' Champions Cup victory on Saturday.

Jack Maunder started at scrum-half, Sam Skinner came on as a replacement and Haydn Thomas was among the coaching staff as the Chiefs beat Racing 92 to win the competition for the first time.

Maunder, capped once by England, studied Business Management at Exeter and played for the Chiefs during his time at university.

Skinner, now a Scotland international , studied Business Economics and captained the university to BUCS championship victory at Twickenham in...

Exeter Chiefs side to face Racing 92

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 10/16/2020 - 12:41pm

The stage is set, now is the time to deliver the prize-winning performance.

Ten years after elevating themselves into English Rugby's top tier with victory in Bristol, Rob Baxter's side will return to their neighbouring Westcountry city tomorrow for what arguably is the biggest game in the history of Exeter Rugby Club.

Months of graft, both on and off the field, will now come down to one fixture as the Chiefs tackle French rivals Racing 92 in the final of the Heineken Champions Cup.

It's a first-ever European final for the Devonians, who having overcome Glasgow...

Chiefs side to face Bath

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 10/09/2020 - 12:46pm

Rob Baxter has spelt out to his Exeter Chiefs side that they will need to produce a 'season's best' display if they are to overcome rivals Bath Rugby in tomorrow's Gallagher Premiership semi-final at Sandy Park (4:30pm).

In a week where off-field matters have dominated the rugby headlines, now it's on-field matters that will take centre stage for the Chiefs and Bath, who themselves were only confirmed as the final play-off side on Wednesday morning.

Up until that point, Baxter and his players were having to play the waiting game whilst detailed discussions and further...

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Oldest girls' school sponsors newly formed Exeter Chiefs Women's team

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 09/29/2020 - 10:17pm

A new and exciting chapter in the history of women’s sport is about to take off with The Maynard School, the oldest girls’ school in the country, collaborating with the newly formed Exeter Chiefs Women’s side.

Set to be part of the elite Premier 15s competition, the Chiefs side - who will come under the guidance of former England internationals Susie Appleby and Amy Garnett - are ready to break new ground and establish themselves as a growing force within the English Women’s game, all with the backing of the region’s premier independent school for girls.

“We pride...

Exeter Chiefs side to face Toulouse

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 09/25/2020 - 5:00pm

Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has challenged his side to ‘make things happen’ ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final against Toulouse at Sandy Park tomorrow (3:30pm).

In what will be the Devon club’s first-ever semi-final at this level – against opposition they have never faced before – the stage is set for the Chiefs to break new ground and firmly underline their emergence as one of European Rugby’s rising club forces.

In a profitable campaign which started last November with a bonus point victory at La Rochelle and continued with success over...

Chiefs side to face Northampton Saints

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 09/18/2020 - 2:47pm

Domestic matters will be put on the back burner for a week at least for Exeter Chiefs as they focus their attentions towards Sunday’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at home to Northampton Saints (5:30pm).

Having produced a highly impressive return to action since restart – the Devonians have won six of their seven Gallagher Premiership fixtures – Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, is now looking for his in-form side to maintain their quest for honours on the European stage.

Only once before have the Chiefs reached this stage of the competition, on that occasion they...

Chiefs side to face Gloucester

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Tue, 09/08/2020 - 12:41pm

Rob Baxter insists his Exeter Chiefs side can ill afford to take their mind off matters in the Gallagher Premiership, even though a mouth-watering European Champions Cup quarter-final tie looms large on the horizon.

Having banged in five wins out of five since the top flight started last month, the quest to secure home advantage in the Premiership play-offs remains a key objective for Baxter's table toppers ahead of tomorrow's home clash with Gloucester (5:30pm).

The Devonians produced another hugely impressive display in defeating Northampton Saints 22-19 last Friday, a...

Chiefs side to face Bristol Bears

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 08/24/2020 - 12:19pm

Whilst it may be seen as a step into the unknown for some, Rob Baxter says the challenge of getting his Exeter Chiefs squad primed and ready for midweek fixtures is something that is largely ‘exciting’ for him and his players.

Just four days after claiming maximum reward from their 32-22 win at Sale Sharks, the Chiefs travel to local rivals Bristol Bears tomorrow night for their Round 15 Gallagher Premiership encounter at Ashton Gate (7:45pm).

In what is the second of three fixtures in just over a week for the table-topping Chiefs, Baxter - like his coaching counterparts...

Chiefs side to face Sale Sharks

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 08/20/2020 - 12:37pm

Having marked their return to Gallagher Premiership action with a maximum haul against Leicester Tigers, Exeter Chiefs are now bracing themselves for two testing away-day assignments, the first of which comes tomorrow night at Sale Sharks (6pm).

Rob Baxter’s side will travel to the AJ Bell Stadium for a fourth installment this season against the Sharks, who they also faced in the Heineken Champions Cup double-header back in December.

The seasonal head-to-head reads 2-1 in favour of the Chiefs, but this latest battle promises to be the best yet, particularly as the hosts...

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Van der Velden signs for the Chiefs

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 08/17/2020 - 6:00pm

Exeter Chiefs Women have today confirmed highly-rated Netherlands international, Linde van der Velden as the first of a number of new signings heading to Sandy Park ahead of the new season.

Van der Velden, 25, is Susie Appleby’s first new arrival and joins the Chiefs having previously played for Castricumbe in the Netherlands and, more recently, Toulouse in France.

The powerful back-row forward - who has represented her country at both 15s and 7s level - has spoken of her delight at joining the newly-formed Premier 15s club.

“I’m really excited about my move to...