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Grassroots rugby back with a bang at Exeter Chiefs

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...

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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...

Chiefs Rugby news: Cuthbert reportedly headed to Ospreys

Winger Alex Cuthbert is reportedly exiting Exeter after a three-year tenure that was riddled with injuries and disappointment. The 6’6” Gloucester native spent eight seasons toiling for the Cardiff Blues before signing with the Chiefs in 2018, arriving with great promise for a team that seemed to suit him perfectly.

At the time he inked the pact with the Chiefs he stated, “I’m very excited about the move,” said Cuthbert. “I’ve played all of my rugby in Wales and I’ve enjoyed some fantastic times over the years, but I feel I’m at a stage in my career where I have to try something...

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...

Exeter Chiefs side to face Lyon

Exeter Chiefs side to face Lyon

Rob Baxter says it’s ‘all or nothing’ for his Exeter Chiefs side as they resume the defence of their Heineken Champions Cup crown against Lyon at Sandy Park tomorrow (5:30pm).

Despite playing only one fixture so far in the competition - that ended in a comprehensive 42-0 home win against Glasgow Warriors - that bonus point victory ensured they were among the qualifiers for the new-look format to European Rugby’s premier club competition.

Having thought their hopes were severely dented when they had to concede the game against Toulouse in their second qualifying game back...

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Exeter Chiefs’ stars surprise children and families with storytime session at local hospice

Gallagher Premiership rugby players Joe Simmonds, Jack Maunder and Tom O’Flaherty delighted families from Children’s Hospice South West, surprising them at an evening story time session.

Keen to give back to the local community, the Exeter Chiefs players popped up unexpectedly via Zoom to read bedtime stories to children with life-limiting conditions and their families who are cared for by their local hospice, as well as bereaved families who still have strong links with their hospice. The children and their families were treated to a reading of Jack Maunder’s motivational kids’...

Exeter Chiefs, Kensa Heat Pumps, Exeter Rugby Club

Exeter Chiefs tackle climate change with Kensa Heat Pumps

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Posted: Fri, 03/12/2021 - 9:32pm

Kensa Heat Pumps , the south west’s largest low carbon heating employer, has joined forces with Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club , the south west’s leading sports team, as an Official Supporter for the 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership Rugby season.

Headquartered in Cornwall, but with offices minutes from Sandy Park in Exeter, Kensa Heat Pumps is the UK’s leading manufacturer, supplier and installer of ground source heat pumps, a renewable technology that delivers low cost and low carbon heating to properties across the UK. The Kensa Heat Pumps name will appear on the back of the Chief’s...

Offsite construction giants Sigmat agree sponsorship deal with Exeter Chiefs Rugby

Authored by PaulaBrown1
Posted: Wed, 03/10/2021 - 9:37am

Light gauge steel frame specialists Sigmat have announced their partnership with Devon based premiership rugby team the Exeter Chiefs.

The Leeds based firm will be one of the team’s official sponsors for the 2021/22 season.

Sigmat, who are currently working on the construction of a high-profile Marriot Hotel on the club’s Sandy Park site, said they were ‘keen to put something back into the local community’ and saw the opportunity to sponsor the Chiefs as an ideal way to support grass roots rugby as clubs start to emerge from the pandemic.

Sigmat CEO Mark Eburne...

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