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Chiefs side to face La Rochelle

He's been taking significant chunks out of rivals across Europe ever since he arrived in Westcountry waters back in September, but Exeter's South African Shark, Jacques Vermeulen, still believes there is more to come from him as he continues to make his mark with the Chiefs.

As one of a handful of new recruits brought to Sandy Park by Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, last summer, the imposing 24-year-old forward has certainly been creating waves with his all-action displays.

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Superheroes plus horses equals the best free day out for children this Easter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:06am

Superhero Family Day at Exeter Racecourse on Sunday, March 22 promises to be one of the best free days out for children this Easter holiday with a programme packed full of free activities, not to mention super horse racing to enjoy.

Whether it's Wonderwoman, Superman, Captain America or a made up hero who might go by the name of Devonman, Bodonog or Piffle, children are encouraged to dress up and enjoy a fun day out on Haldon Hill.

New head coach and new-look team as France look to 2020 Six Nations

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 01/15/2020 - 8:53am

With the 2020 Six Nations Championship kicking off on Saturday 1st February, coaching staff are now in place and team sheets are being announced. Following the hangover from the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, four of the six nations disposed of their head coaches. One of those was France, who parted company with Jacques Brunel after almost two years in charge. His replacement? Former French scrum-half Fabien Galthié, who has a wealth of experience coaching Top 14 teams including Stade Français and Montpellier. 

Taylor Wimpey proud to support Exeter Ladies’ Water Polo

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 01/13/2020 - 7:54pm

Taylor Wimpey Exeter have helped the ladies’ team at Exeter Water Polo Club run swimmingly with a £500 donation towards their first national competition.

The club, based at Pyramids Swimming and Leisure Centre was founded in 1896. Their men’s, ladies’ and youth teams compete locally, regionally and nationally, with the ladies’ team making their debut on the national stage in August last year. In order to help with league fees and expenses, Taylor Wimpey donated £500, which has helped the team gain confidence as they represent Exeter on a wider platform. 

Match report: Exeter City 2 Cambridge United 0

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sun, 01/12/2020 - 9:43am

Exeter City extended their unbeaten league home run to seven games with a 2-0 win over Cambridge United at St James’ Park. Ryan Bowman’s close range strike coupled with Randall Williams’ effort meant the Grecians remain within touching difference of leaders Swindon Town at the top of the Sky Bet League Two table.

City boss Matt Taylor made just one change to the side that beat Forest Green in their last league outing, with Jake Taylor coming in to captain the side and replacing the suspended Nigel Atangana, who saw red in that win at the New Lawn on New Year’s Day.

Football comes to Exeter Racecourse

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 01/09/2020 - 11:36am

Football comes to the races on Tuesday, January 14 when Exeter Racecourse teams up with Exeter City Football Club for a day out on Haldon Hill.

Season ticket holders for the club, known as the Grecians, are being offered free entry, while in the hospitality boxes will be supporters who will be able to meet first-team players.

Exeter Chiefs donate fine received from Saracens to club charity

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 01/06/2020 - 10:01pm

The Exeter Chiefs Foundation, the club’s official charity, is today set to benefit to the tune of £350,000.

The six-figure sum has been donated to the Foundation by the club’s board of directors, who voted unanimously to hand over the share of money provided to the other 12 Gallagher Premiership clubs, including the Chiefs, following the fine imposed on Saracens after being found guilty of breaching the league’s stringent salary cap regulations.

Match report: Exeter City 2 Ipswich Town 1

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sat, 01/04/2020 - 6:43pm

Lee Martin scored a 92nd minute goal as Exeter City provided a shock in the last 16 of the Leasing.com Trophy to knock out League One Ipswich Town at St James Park.

The Grecians took the lead in the match through Nicky Ajose a minute before the break but they were then pegged back by Will Keane's strike before substitute Lee Martin fired in off the post with second remaining to win the match. 

Scottish star Gray signs for the Chiefs

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 01/03/2020 - 2:15pm

Jonny Gray says he's "excited" at the challenge that lies ahead after he today sealed a move to Gallagher Premiership outfit Exeter Chiefs.

The 25-year-old will head to Sandy Park at the start of next season on a two-year deal, bringing to a close a hugely successful spell with Glasgow Warriors.

The Scotland lock is Rob Baxter's first confirmed new arrival ahead of the 2020/21 season – and comes just 12 months after international team-mate Stuart Hogg agreed a similar switch from Scotstoun.

Report: Forest Green Rovers 0 Exeter City 1

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Wed, 01/01/2020 - 7:52pm

Exeter City’s earned a valuable three points at Forest Green Rovers despite being reduced to 10 men for the majority of the second half.

The Grecians, who took the lead after four minutes through Nigel Atangana, had their goalscorer sent-off for a straight red card a minute into the second half and then had to withstand 18 shots at their goal, including one penalty, to earn a victory.

Matt Taylor made three changes to the side that had drawn with Colchester United last time out as Nicky Law, Nigel Atangana and Ryan Bowman came back into the side.

Match report: Colchester United 2 Exeter City 2

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sun, 12/29/2019 - 8:11pm

Exeter City ended 2019 two points off the top of Sky Bet League Two after they fought back from a goal down to earn a well-deserved point at Colchester United.

Ryan Bowman got the all-important equaliser from the penalty spot with 14 minutes left to play after he had raced through on goal only to be brought down by Tom Lapslie. It represented and entertaining end to what was a match that initially City had taken the lead in before falling behind to goals from Harry Pell and Theo Robinson.