Chiefs get green light to return to Stage 1 training

Rob Baxter says his Exeter Chiefs squad will return to the ‘highest possible’ standards of care when they return to training at Sandy Park sometime next week.

Exeter’s Director of Rugby was speaking after the Professional Game Board, which incorporates representatives of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) Premiership Rugby, Rugby Players Association (RPA) and Championship Clubs, today gave provisional authorisation for Premiership and Championship Rugby clubs to move to Stage 1: Elite Sport Return to Training Guidance.

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