Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs side to face Northampton Saints

It’s less than a month until the Cheltenham Festival gets us underway, bringing together the real thoroughbreds of National Hunt racing.

In English rugby, the season hits the halfway stage this weekend with Rob Baxter’s Exeter Chiefs outfit the early frontrunners, hotly followed by Sunday’s visitors to Sandy Park, Northampton Saints.

As the division’s two real pacesetters, excitement is already building ahead of what is the first of three scheduled match-ups between the two rivals this season.

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The latest in Exeter Chiefs

Chiefs sign Scottish star Sam Hidalgo-Clyne

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 02/17/2020 - 10:54pm

Rob Baxter is set to replace one international name with another ahead of the 2020/21 season.

With Nic White’s departure back to Australia already confirmed, the Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby has wasted little time in filling the void left by the gifted scrum-half.

Heading to Sandy Park will be Scottish international Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, who will join the Gallagher Premiership club on a two-year deal from French Top14 side, Lyon.

Exeter Chiefs side to face Sale Sharks

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 01/24/2020 - 12:14pm

Energy levels across the Gallagher Premiership maybe edging into the red following a relentless 15-week block of fixtures, but Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, wants his side to 'empty the tank' before getting the chance to refuel in the coming weeks.

Tomorrow's visit of Sale Sharks in the top-flight, coupled with next week's Premiership Rugby Cup semi-final against Harlequins, will bring to a head a relentless opening to the 2019/20 campaign for the Devonians.

Chiefs side to face La Rochelle

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:42pm

He's been taking significant chunks out of rivals across Europe ever since he arrived in Westcountry waters back in September, but Exeter's South African Shark, Jacques Vermeulen, still believes there is more to come from him as he continues to make his mark with the Chiefs.

As one of a handful of new recruits brought to Sandy Park by Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, last summer, the imposing 24-year-old forward has certainly been creating waves with his all-action displays.

Exeter Chiefs donate fine received from Saracens to club charity

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 01/06/2020 - 10:01pm

The Exeter Chiefs Foundation, the club’s official charity, is today set to benefit to the tune of £350,000.

The six-figure sum has been donated to the Foundation by the club’s board of directors, who voted unanimously to hand over the share of money provided to the other 12 Gallagher Premiership clubs, including the Chiefs, following the fine imposed on Saracens after being found guilty of breaching the league’s stringent salary cap regulations.

Scottish star Gray signs for the Chiefs

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 01/03/2020 - 2:15pm

Jonny Gray says he's "excited" at the challenge that lies ahead after he today sealed a move to Gallagher Premiership outfit Exeter Chiefs.

The 25-year-old will head to Sandy Park at the start of next season on a two-year deal, bringing to a close a hugely successful spell with Glasgow Warriors.

The Scotland lock is Rob Baxter's first confirmed new arrival ahead of the 2020/21 season – and comes just 12 months after international team-mate Stuart Hogg agreed a similar switch from Scotstoun.

Exeter Chiefs side to face Leicester Tigers

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 12/20/2019 - 12:44pm

Exeter Chiefs may have cranked up the gears in recent weeks, but head coach Ali Hepher says his side can ill afford to take their foot off the pedal as they rev themselves up for a crucial month ahead in the Gallagher Premiership.

Back-to-back wins over Sale Sharks in the Heineken Champions Cup not only extended the Chiefs winning streak to five games, but allowed them to move within touching distance of the knockout phases of Europe for only the second time in the club's history.

Chiefs coaches agree three-year contract extensions

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 12/16/2019 - 11:55am

Rob Baxter insists he and his senior coaches are excited about what the future holds, after it was confirmed they have all agreed terms on new deals to stay at the Exeter Chiefs.

Director of Rugby Baxter, together with head coach Ali Hepher, forwards coach Rob Hunter and skills coach Ricky Pellow, have all committed to stay with the Devon club until 2023.

Since coming together, the quartet have helped mastermind the rise of the Chiefs, guiding them to Premiership Rugby glory in 2017, as well as three other appearances in the end of season showpiece at Twickenham.

Chiefs side to face Sale Sharks

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 12/13/2019 - 3:49pm

At the start of the season Rob Baxter made no secret of the fact that conquering Europe would be a key objective for his Exeter Chiefs side this season.

Having proved their worth for a number of years domestically in the Gallagher Premiership, the Heineken Champions Cup has proved more troublesome for the Devonians, who have made it to the knock-out stages only once in the past.

Cooper joins Chiefs on loan

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Wed, 12/04/2019 - 5:41pm

Exeter Chiefs have moved to strengthen their options at hooker by agreeing a loan move for Newcastle Falcons forward Kyle Cooper.

With club captain Jack Yeandle sidelined with a broken arm, plus fellow No.2 Jack Innard also out following shoulder surgery, Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has wasted little time in addressing the issue by bringing in the 30-year-old South African until the end of March.

Chiefs side to face Wasps

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 11/29/2019 - 3:21pm

Rob Baxter believes his Exeter Chiefs owe the Sandy Park faithful a performance, given their last outing in the Gallagher Premiership against Bristol Bears ended in disappointment.

Back-to-back victories in the Heineken Champions Cup against La Rochelle and Glasgow Warriors have given the Devonians the dream start to their latest European campaign, but it’s domestic matters which take centre stage for Baxter and his squad this week.