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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...

Enjoy Euro 2020, but do so safely, says Public Health Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 06/11/2021 - 3:29pm

The long awaited and much talked-about Euro 2020 tournament - yes, 2020 - starts today ( 11 June).

51 matches over 31 days at 11 venues including London and Glasgow. The games that keep their 2020 badge and title, have been postponed until this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

And yet amid the excitement, we're still very much in the midst of that same pandemic, with case numbers across the country rising, as the latest and more virulent Delta strain becomes the dominant one.

With it, words of caution from public health experts.

"While case...

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...

The early favourites for the Sandown Eclipse

With the Guineas Festival at Newmarket and the Derby Festival at Epsom Downs been and gone, Royal Ascot is just around the corner and with the likes of the Eclipse and Glorious Goodwood still to come, it’s fair to say that we are bang in the middle of a very exciting flat racing season — made even better by the fact that racegoers can now return to meetings!

With so much to look forward to over the next couple of months, and plenty of top-class racecards to examine on the best horse racing betting sites , we’re going to zone in on the Eclipse, which will take place at Sandown...

63lb net wins top spot in the prestigious Cofton Cup Fishing Competition

South Devon’s highly regarded coarse fishing destination, Cofton Holidays, has crowned Andy Everill as winner of its spring Cofton Cup Fishing competition.

A keen fisherman, this is Andy’s third title at Cofton having previously won Cofton Cup II and Cofton Cup V. The multi award-winning holiday park, hosted the sixth competition on its Mamhead Match Lake over five days of intensive fishing. The field was narrowed down from 36 anglers in the opening rounds to 14 in the final, with the remainder battling it out for the Plate competition.

Competing against 14 experienced...

Exeter Panthers Under13s Team

Exeter Panthers Football Club receives sponsorship from Redrow Homes

National housebuilder Redrow Homes has sponsored Exeter Panthers Football Club new kit. The football club is located near the developer’s Saxon Brook development which is situated to the north east of the historic Exeter village, Pinhoe.

Established in 2010, the Exeter Panthers Football Club is now a reputable FA chartered standard development club based-in Exeter. The club is committed to providing football opportunities for the youth of Exeter and surrounding areas.

The side sports 13 teams ranging from U6s to adults, these include 10 youth teams of 140 youth players, a...

Ace performance from ECS pupil

Exeter Cathedral School Pupil, Sammy, who is in Year 4, represented Devon Tennis at the Under 9 County Cup Regional Group Event in Bath on Saturday 15 May.

The team of 5 boys had a busy day and played 22 matches over 5 hours against 4 other counties including 6 doubles and 16 singles matches. Sammy was selected to play in 6 matches and was the only one to be undefeated!

The Devon Boys Team had a fantastic event, beating Somerset 5-1, Avon 5-1, South Wales 5-1 and Cornwall 4-0 and finished the day as South West Regional Champions!

Sammy’s family has enjoyed...

Jake Taylor's heartfelt message as he prepares to leave Exeter City!

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 05/18/2021 - 10:00pm

Just when the euphoria of the last two victories hit peak after crushing Grimby Town and Bolton Wanderers, the tables took a turn. The Grecians dropped points in a fixture against Barrow. This draw ruins the hopes of the play-off in League Two as they ended in the 9th spot. Jake Taylor was poised to take the team to the sixth position after Matt Jay found the back of the net before halftime.

Qualification for playoffs and promotion

The remaining games for playoff qualification look favorable. There are 2 more games remaining and 4 teams Exeter need to slip up and lose points to...

Taylor Wimpey creates new football pitch for Exeter College

Taylor Wimpey is investing almost half a million pounds in Exeter's sporting stars of the future through the development of new facilities for Exeter College.

The housebuilder is creating a new pitch and changing rooms for the college as part of its Riverside Walk development off Wear Barton Road.

The ground was levelled last year and the pitch has now been seeded. The changing rooms are currently under construction and both should be ready for handover to the college by the summer, weather permitting.

Once open, the pitch will be available for the community to...

Will AI become a prevalent tool in online sports betting?

Authored by Frank Parker
Posted: Mon, 05/10/2021 - 10:52am

Succeeding in the world of sports wagering can be difficult even for the most knowledgeable of fans. Events can take a turn on the pitch or racetrack that can ruin your bet with a click of your fingers. Sometimes the situation is completely out of your hands, although on most occasions you may have taken an obvious misstep. To you, it does not seem noticeable, but there can always be an element of bias in any decision taken.

Artificial Intelligence and Sports Video of Artificial Intelligence and Sports

A novice bettor might have a particular affinity to a certain team,...

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The best golf holes in Europe

Have you ever seen pro golfers smashing their clubs in frustration? Bet you haven’t yet, but these challenging golf holes in Europe have witnessed it.

Those looking to challenge themselves on some of Europe’s most challenging courses, travel to these courses, and prepare to make difficult shots and get creative.

The Heart and Soul of Spain

Spain’s highly ranked and touted course, Las Brisas, challenges golfers’ abilities on every hole. A combination of length, bunker placement, and water hazards creates challenging eighteen holes. Holes 12 and 14 are two of the most...

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