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Young Inspirational Star from Exeter Wins Premiership Rugby National HITZ Award

Exeter Chiefs’ Callum Pope has seen his outstanding commitment to bettering his life through the club’s HITZ programme recognised by winning the 2021 HITZ Young Achiever Award.

At what was an emotional event at The Stoop, further intensified after a two-year absence due to COVID-19, the achievements of 12 outstanding individuals, including Callum, were recognised at the Awards hosted by former England and London Irish Winger Topsy Ojo.

Supported by Wooden Spoon, the Young Achiever Award recognises and rewards a young person who, by overcoming a range of challenges, has...

Exeter Chiefs star supports Devon Carers

Exeter Chiefs Winger, Tom O’Flaherty, is working with Devon Carers to raise awareness of the vital role unpaid carers play in helping their family, friends and neighbours across Devon.

His involvement is part of a new unpaid carer campaign, commissioned by Devon County Council and run by FamilyCarersNet, that will be reaching out to people who may not see themselves as an unpaid carer, so they become aware of the tailored help and support available from Devon Carers. Tom O’Flaherty, Exeter Chiefs, spoke of his support: “It’s great to be involved with Devon Carers and raising...

Elysium Healthcare make a conversion with Exeter Chiefs

Elysium Healthcare, a young and dynamic independent provider of Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education and Private Patient services, has secured key sponsorship of the Exeter Chiefs for the 2021-2022 season.

The partnership reflects the joint missions of the Chiefs and Elysium in providing Mental Health support to people living in the Exeter area, with Elysium recently launching two new services in Exeter and the Chiefs offering Mental Health Awareness sessions to local schools in the past.

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New rugby-inspired Swiss heritage watch revealed at VIP event

England players and top DJ celebrate launch of new timepiece

It was time for a celebration when a new rugby-inspired Swiss heritage watch was unveiled in front of a VIP crowd.

Among the guests at the star-studded event were England players Jack Nowell, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Henry Slade along with British drum and bass band Rudimental and top DJ Nathan Dawe.

The new Olivier Meylan watch celebrates the achievements of four players who have spent more than a decade in the top flight as well as the company’s first anniversary.

Jack, Henry and Luke have helped to...

Bradfords sponsors U8 Commuity Cup with Exeter Chiefs

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Posted: Fri, 10/01/2021 - 3:41pm

Bradfords Building Supplies with the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club welcomed the return of its major regional rugby festival, the Bradfords Community Cup, hosting the final of the postponed 2019 event at the Chiefs’ Sandy Park stadium on Saturday 25th September.

The Bradfords Community Cup is an under-8s tag rugby festival designed to foster grassroots interest in sport and rugby in local communities around the region.

Four under-8 South-West teams managed to secure a place at the event through a social media competition. The event was originally due to take place last year...

Grassroots rugby back with a bang at Exeter Chiefs

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Posted: Mon, 09/20/2021 - 8:25pm

RUGBY is back with a bang in England after months of frustration caused by the Covid pandemic, meaning it was an opportunity for junior festivals to take centre stage this weekend as the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup returned at Exeter Chiefs.

Crediton Rugby Club hosted an exciting Under-11 and Under-12 grassroots developmental festival on Sunday as youngsters finally got the opportunity to lace up their boots again, with a myriad of teams from the West Country and surrounding areas locking horns.

This successful series of nationwide events, now running for nearly two...

Exeter Chiefs head coach Sue Appleby looks ahead to new Allianz Premier 15s season

EXETER CHIEFS’ emphatic introduction to the Allianz Premier 15s has sparked more players dreaming of Devon, says head coach Susie Appleby.

Chiefs finished sixth last year, their maiden top-flight season, tying fifth-placed Gloucester-Hartpury Women with 50 points apiece but missing out on the top half of the table on points difference.

It’s been a busy offseason for Appleby, whose new signings include hooker Clara Nielson, a Devon native and Exeter University PhD graduate joining the club from Bristol Bears, alongside scrum-half Brooke Bradley, full-back/wing Olivia...

Sam Simmonds hot on the heels of Taulupe Faletau for Lions' No.8 jersey, reckons Lawrence Dallaglio

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Posted: Mon, 07/19/2021 - 1:10pm

SAM SIMMONDS is hot on the heels of Taulupe Faletau in pursuit of The British & Irish Lions’ No.8 jersey.

And the record-breaking Exeter Chiefs ace has proved ‘beyond all reasonable doubt’ he’s worthy of a place on the South African plane.

That’s according to three-time Lion and 2003 World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio, who revelled in watching ‘clinical’ Simmonds rack up a thrilling 21 tries in domestic action this season.

Simmonds, 26, Faletau and Jack Conan are embroiled in a red-hot battle for the No.8 position ahead of the First Test against South...

Henry Slade one of the unluckiest players to never represent the Lions, says Will Greenwood

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Posted: Fri, 07/02/2021 - 4:25pm

HENRY SLADE could go down as one of the unluckiest players never to play for the British & Irish Lions, says three-time tourist and England legend Will Greenwood.

Exeter Chiefs centre Slade was one of the most notable absentees in the 37-man squad named by head coach Warren Gatland back in May, with the likes of Scotland's Chris Harris and Ireland's Bundee Aki preferred in the midfield.

While the Lions were beating Japan 28-10 in their Tour opener at BT Murrayfield last weekend Slade was busy on domestic duty, as Exeter fell narrowly short of successfully defending...

Sam Simmonds triumphs at Pickstar RPA Awards 2021

Exeter Chiefs No.8 Sam Simmonds has been crowned the RPA Vodafone Business Players' Player of the Year at this year's Pickstar RPA Awards hosted virtually for the second time on rugby podcast The Good, The Bad and The Rugby on Wednesday evening at 6pm. The record-breaking try-scorer polled the most number of votes from his fellow professionals to claim the most prestigious award in the English game, capping off a phenomenal season in which he has not only been instrumental for his club but also received a British and Irish Lions call up for this summer. The 26-year-old, who was also the...

Cordero extends his stay at Exeter Chiefs

Cordero extends his stay at the Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has spoken of his delight after it was confirmed Facundo Cordero has agreed a contract extension with the reigning English and European champions.

The 22-year-old joined the Chiefs in July of last year, following in the footsteps of older brother Santiago, who enjoyed two highly successful seasons at Sandy Park, scoring 10 tries in 33 appearances.

Cordero – who can play at full-back or on the wing – made his debut for the Chiefs in last season’s Gallagher Premiership game away to Saracens.

Since then, he has featured...

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