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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...

Chiefs side to face Bath

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

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

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

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...

Exeter Chiefs side to face Toulouse

Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has challenged his side to ‘make things happen’ ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final against Toulouse at Sandy Park tomorrow (3:30pm).

In what will be the Devon club’s first-ever semi-final at this level – against opposition they have never faced before – the stage is set for the Chiefs to break new ground and firmly underline their emergence as one of European Rugby’s rising club forces.

In a profitable campaign which started last November with a bonus point victory at La Rochelle and continued with success over...

Chiefs side to face Northampton Saints

Domestic matters will be put on the back burner for a week at least for Exeter Chiefs as they focus their attentions towards Sunday’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at home to Northampton Saints (5:30pm).

Having produced a highly impressive return to action since restart – the Devonians have won six of their seven Gallagher Premiership fixtures – Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, is now looking for his in-form side to maintain their quest for honours on the European stage.

Only once before have the Chiefs reached this stage of the competition, on that occasion they...

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