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Baxter plotting Chiefs return to action

Rob Baxter insists players across Premiership Rugby, including his own at Exeter Chiefs, will be given the best medical provisions as they look to return to training next month.

Director of Rugby Baxter believes restarting training for a return to top-flight action during the current coronavirus outbreak can be done safely - and that implementing the guidelines laid out in the government’s white papers are not as hard as some people think.

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Posted: Wed, 05/27/2020 - 5:46pm

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Tour of Britain postponed until September 2021

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Posted: Tue, 05/26/2020 - 12:55pm

The organisers of the Tour of Britain have announced that this year’s race has been postponed.

Devon County Council had been due to host Stage Two of this year’s race in September with a route that was planned to start in Sherford and finish in Exeter.

However, the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic has prompted Sweetspot Group, which runs the Tour, to confirm that the event will now be re-scheduled to September 2021.

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Posted: Tue, 05/26/2020 - 7:55am

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Chiefs and England Rugby star to host 24-hour gaming event for club charity

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 05/14/2020 - 10:45am

Ever wanted to play online video games with stars of the Exeter Chiefs?

Well, the opportunity has just arisen for you to do that.

The brainchild of Chiefs and England rugby star Luke Cowan-Dickie, himself an avid gamer, this Friday (May 15), he will be completing a mammoth 24-hours of live streaming.

Starting at 3pm, Luke will be joined by team-mates, friends, fans and fellow gamers in an event, which will also be helping to raise money for the club’s official charity, the Exeter Chiefs Foundation.

Lonsdale agrees new Chiefs deal

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Wed, 05/13/2020 - 12:48pm

Rob Baxter’s forward-thinking has continued today with news that another of his first-team squad at Exeter Chiefs has pledged his long-term future to the club.

Back-five forward Sean Lonsdale joins a growing list of current Sandy Park stars to put pen to paper on new terms with the current Gallagher Premiership leaders.

Signed in 2016 from Welsh outfit, RGC 1404, the 22-year-old enjoyed loan spells with Taunton and Plymouth Albion before making his Chiefs debut in an Anglo-Welsh Cup tie away to Worcester Warriors in January 2018.