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Jannes Kirsten. Picture: Exeter Rugby Club/JMP UK

Kirsten joins the Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs newcomer Jannes Kirsten says he can’t wait to get to grips with English rugby after completing his move to the Gallagher Premiership club.

The 25-year-old, who is equally adept at lock or in the back-row, joins on a one-year deal from South African Super Rugby side, the Blue Bulls.

Brought in to help bolster options in the back five of the scrum – particularly with Jonny Hill, Tom Price and Will Witty all currently recovering from summer surgery – the arrival of the Johannesburg-born forward is timely for Chiefs’ Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter.

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swcomms and Exeter Chiefs celebrate silver anniversary with new deal

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:47am

South West Communications Group and Exeter Chiefs are celebrating their silver anniversary with a new sponsorship deal.

The new deal was signed by swcomms' commercial director Jon Whiley in the presence of five of the club's 25-year-old players to mark the longevity of the sponsorship relationship.

Lees to depart the Chiefs

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 07/11/2019 - 9:22am

Mitch Lees is to leave Exeter Chiefs and join French Top 14 side CA Brive ahead of the new 2019/20 season.

The 30-year-old Australian departs having spent the past five years at Sandy Park, where he has amassed 113 appearances, scoring eight tries in the process.

Brought to the club during the summer of 2014 from London Welsh, Lees quickly established himself as a prominent figure in the Chiefs pack.

South seals Chiefs move

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:26pm

Exeter Chiefs have bolstered their ranks ahead of the new season by recruiting former Harlequins forward Stan South.

The 22-year-old, who can play either at lock or in the back-row, is Rob Baxter's fourth capture of the close season, joining the likes of Stuart Hogg, Tom Price and Will Witty in making the move to Sandy Park.

Baxter reacts to Champions Cup draw

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Wed, 06/19/2019 - 3:29pm

Exeter Chiefs newcomer Stuart Hogg won't have to wait long for a reunion with former club Glasgow Warriors after the two clubs were drawn alongside one another in today's Heineken Champions Cup draw in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Picked out as one of the five Tier One sides, the Chiefs have been drawn against the Warriors, French outfit La Rochelle and Gallagher Premiership rivals Sale Sharks in a highly competitive Pool 2.

Former internationals Bryan Habana and Dimitri Yachvili conducted the draw, which brings together the top 20 club sides in European Rugby.

Exeter Chiefs kit launch

Authored by sandypark
Posted: Wed, 06/12/2019 - 3:03pm

Exeter Chiefs will reveal their new cup and home kit for the 2019/20 season at a special launch event in July. After the success of last year's event, Rob Baxter and members of the Exeter Chiefs squad will return to Exeter Quay on Saturday, 20th July.

As well as getting the chance to see the first glimpse of the club’s new kits, supporters will be able to get up close and personal with all the players during the fun-filled, family event in the heart of the city centre.

Twickenham heartache for Chiefs with 34 - 37 defeat to Saracens

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 06/02/2019 - 10:45am

At times it was like a Rocky Movie, the two prized fighters trading punches until finally one of them delivered the knockout punch that settled an epic encounter of English Rugby’s two heavyweight clubs.

Sadly for Exeter Chiefs, it was they who were eventually knocked to the canvas, floored by a brutal final quarter from Saracens, who have now added a Premiership title to that of their European Champions Cup crown.

Kvesic gunning for Final glory

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 05/30/2019 - 2:13pm

Last season it was a watching brief for Matt Kvesic, but on Saturday the all-action forward aims to lead from the front as Exeter Chiefs target Gallagher Premiership Rugby glory against Saracens at Twickenham.

Kvesic has been a stand-out figure for Rob Baxter’s side this season, producing a catalogue of impressive displays that have not only guided the Chiefs back to the capital for a fourth successive year, but at the same time have put the player himself back on a pedestal within English rugby’s top flight.

Chiefs book Premiership final place

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 05/26/2019 - 7:49am

London’s Calling again for Rob Baxter and his Exeter Chiefs side as they powered their way into a fourth successive Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final with victory over Northampton Saints at Sandy Park.

As it was this time last year - and also in 2016 - reigning European champions Saracens will once again provide the sizeable hurdle that the Devonians will have to overcome in the end of season showpiece at Twickenham.

The Chiefs, though, will travel in confident mood, particularly given the way they dispatched the Saints in the second half of this encounter.

Saracens 38 Chiefs 7

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 05/05/2019 - 8:45pm

On so-called ‘Star Wars Day’, Exeter Chiefs felt the full force of the Gallagher Premiership’s Dark Lords as Saracens powered their way to all five points in this top of the table battle at Allianz Park.

Mark McCall’s side not only cut Exeter’s lead at the summit to just four points with one round of the regular season remaining, but they revved up for next week’s Champions Cup Final with a confidence-boosting display that yielded five tries.

Dennis signs new deal at Exeter Chiefs

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 03/18/2019 - 4:10pm

Dave Dennis hopes to be part of a bright future at Sandy Park, this after he today put pen to paper on a new two-year deal with Gallagher Premiership leaders Exeter Chiefs.

Brought to Devon back in the summer of 2016 from his native Australia, the former Waratahs forward has already played a significant role in helping bring success and silverware to the Chiefs.