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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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Carparison announce sponsorship deal with European Cup champions Exeter Chiefs

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 03/03/2021 - 10:46pm

Carparison are delighted to confirm that they will be sponsoring reigning English and European champions Exeter Chiefs for the duration of the 2021/22 campaign. The news follows the announcement that director of rugby Rob Baxter OBE has joined the Exeter-based leasing broker as a Brand Ambassador.

Carparison are pleased to reveal that they will also provide player sponsorship for Exeter Chiefs and England prop Harry Williams, as well as Exeter Chiefs Women and England centre Lauren Cattell.

Williams, who has been part of England’s Six Nations squad this season, has been...

Exeter Chiefs fight back to defend their Gallagher Premiership Trophy

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 02/19/2021 - 10:58am

Exeter Chiefs were looking woeful post the January COVID-19 related break for English Rugby, but the time off and rest period seems to have assisted last season's Premiership winners in finding their elite form.

This past weekend saw the Chiefs extend their winning streak to three games consecutively, leaving the London Irish squad in the dirt as they pulled up behind Bristol Rovers with just one point separating each team in the table.

The London Irish were defending a six-game winning streak of their own, but a defiant performance from the Chiefs led Ali Hepher's team...

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Exeter Chiefs’ Rob Baxter OBE joins Carparison as a brand ambassador

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 02/10/2021 - 9:37pm

Carparison are delighted to announce that Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter OBE has joined the company as a brand ambassador.

Baxter joins up with the Exeter-based leasing broker and will work closely with them throughout the 2021/22 season.

As part of the agreement with Baxter, the Chiefs Director of Rugby this week took delivery of his sponsored Mercedes-Benz GLC 300d AMG Line Premium at Sandy Park.

He said: “I am delighted that the team at Carparison have made me one of their brand ambassadors. It's great for me that I can work closely with such a strong...

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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

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...

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

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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

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-...

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