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Dartington Crystal reward double-winning efforts of the Exeter Chiefs

The double-winning exploits of the Exeter Chiefs have today been rewarded by Devon glassmakers, Dartington Crystal, who have created a special tankard for the club’s players, coaches and support staff.

In what was a memorable 2019/20 season for the Chiefs, Rob Baxter’s side lifted not only the Heineken Champions Cup for the first time with victory over Racing 92, but followed it up by claiming a second Gallagher Premiership crown with victory over Wasps.

Each hand-made 'Torrington' crystal tankard, which has been personalised with the recipient’s name, features the...

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Chiefs side to face Glasgow Warriors

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 12/11/2020 - 2:54pm

Lifting their first-ever European crown in front of an empty stadium wasn’t quite how the Exeter Chiefs had envisaged celebrating their greatest triumph, but on Sunday Rob Baxter’s side will kick-off their title defence with a small section of supporters back inside Sandy Park.

For the first time since March, there will be a match-day buzz about the place as the Chiefs prepare to welcome back 2,000 of their season ticket holders for the visit of Glasgow Warriors (3:15pm) in Round One of the Heineken Champions Cup.

The Covid-19 outbreak around the world has meant...

Ollie Devoto

Exeter Chiefs' Ollie Devoto shares his insights into sleep, recovery and performance

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 12/04/2020 - 9:15pm

Professional rugby player Ollie Devoto is the latest in the Mammoth ‘Sleep Pod’ line up, sharing his insights into sleep, recovery and performance. Ollie plays as centre for Premiership title holders and European Champions, the Exeter Chiefs. He joined Mammoth Founder and CEO, John Tuton, on a special edition of the podcast recently, to discuss his experiences through lockdown and playing the sport he loves, as well as offering his advice on staying ahead of the game both mentally and physically. Ollie’s behind-the-scenes account gives listeners and viewers a glimpse into life at a top...

Chiefs side to face Bath

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 11/27/2020 - 1:58pm

Rob Baxter has warned his Exeter Chiefs side to be wary of a ‘wounded animal’ ahead of tomorrow’s visit off Bath Rugby to Sandy Park in Round Two of the Gallagher Premiership (5:30pm).

Whilst Baxter’s side kicked off their title defence with an impressive 33-3 victory on the road at Harlequins, Bath were picked off 19-12 by newly-promoted Newcastle Falcons, who were playing their first league fixture since March.

That loss, coupled with the fact that Bath were defeated by the Chiefs in last season’s Premiership semi-final - the last game played at Sandy Park - means...

Exeter Chiefs side to face Harlequins

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 11/19/2020 - 2:36pm

As defending champions of the Gallagher Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup, Rob Baxter is acutely aware his Exeter Chiefs side have a huge target on their backs this season.

It’s a challenge, however, that the Devonians are clear relishing with the Chiefs’ Director of Rugby this week exuding a real air of excitement ahead of tomorrow night’s opener away to Harlequins (7:45pm).

“We’re looking forward to Friday, but so we should be,” said Baxter. “People will say it’s going to be tough for us having a short break, but I actually think not having that lengthy period off...

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Chiefs sign South African prop Van Dyk

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Wed, 11/04/2020 - 10:33pm

Exeter Chiefs have bolstered their front-row options ahead of the new 2020/21 season with the signing of South African prop Maks Van Dyk.

With Harry Williams and Tomas Francis both likely to be involved in the upcoming Autumn Nations Cup and Six Nations Championship, Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has moved swiftly to bring in the 28-year-old tighthead.

Van Dyk - who has previously played for the Sharks, Cheetahs and Griquas in South Africa, as well as Leinster, Toulouse and, more recently, a short stint at Harlequins – joins on an initial one-year deal, although...

Chiefs side to face Wasps

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 10/23/2020 - 1:21pm

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-...

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...

Exeter Chiefs Women, rugby, Maynard School

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...