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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.

Speaking on BBC Radio Devon, Baxter said: “There are challenges currently, but I think the big thing from me - and it’s something I’m...

Chiefs have 'real desire' to finish season - Rowe

Exeter Rugby Club chief executive, Tony Rowe OBE, insists there is a ‘real desire’ from within the club and from Premiership Rugby to ensure the 2019/20 season is completed.

Although the table-topping Chiefs have not played a competitive fixture since beating Bath 57-20 at Sandy Park back in early March, Rowe is confident that a return to competitive action is not all that far away.

Rowe’s optimism comes following the announcement earlier this week where the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), Public Health England (PHE), the Department for Health...

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.

Looking ahead to the event, Luke said: “It will be...

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.

Since then, Lonsdale 31...

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Online Auction helps to raise £13,000 for NHS Charity

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 05/08/2020 - 12:08pm

The Exeter Chiefs Foundation have today handed over a cheque in the sum of £13,000 to representatives of the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital Charity.

The money was raised from a week-long Online Auction, run by the club’s official charity, which saw numerous signed memorabilia collected by the club over the years put up for sale.

Signed shirts, training tops, together with international kit and shirts from rival clubs, were among the many items on offer.

Not surprisingly, all 60 items were bid on, helping to raise the £13,000 for the #HelpUsHelpYou appeal....

Francis edging ever closer to a return

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Wed, 05/06/2020 - 12:40pm

The current lockdown may have come as a positive in terms of Tomas Francis’ return from injury, but the Exeter Chiefs prop insists he can’t wait to get playing for both club and country.

The 28-year-old has not played a game of rugby since he severely damaged his shoulder during Wales’ Rugby World Cup semi-final loss to South Africa back in October.

Following surgery on the injury, Francis has been working tirelessly behind the scenes in rehab to get himself back in the selection mix.

Months on, though, Francis finds his return to competitive action halted...

Chiefs and Sandy Park donate unused stock to NHS

Even in these tough times, Sandy Park and Exeter Chiefs are looking to play their part in helping the local community - particularly those working on the frontline - whose efforts are going above and beyond.

With planned fixtures and events postponed for the foreseeable future, it’s meant that Sandy Park has been left with stock items that would normally have been consumed by our many visitors.

Rather than let them go to waste and go past their expiry dates, the Sandy Park team collated the stock and have been out and about helping to distribute it across three...

Taione commits to the Chiefs

Elvis Taione has spoken of his delight after it was today confirmed he has put pen to paper on a new contract extension with the Exeter Chiefs.

The Tongan international is the latest member of Rob Baxter’s squad to commit their future to the current leaders of the Gallagher Premiership.

Brought to Sandy Park in the summer of 2014 from Championship outfit, Jersey Reds, the hard-hitting hooker has certainly proved his worth during his six-year stay in Devon, amassing to date 76 first-team appearances and seven tries.

Now, the 36-year-old forward is looking forward...

Exeter Chiefs and Exeter Chiefs Foundation set-up online auction to help raise funds for NHS staff

Exeter Chiefs have today thrown their full support behind the #HelpUsHelpYou appeal, which is aimed at helping the fantastic staff at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

In these unprecedented times, brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, we are seeing first-hand the amazing work, commitment and dedication that is carried out by the NHS trust every day.

Here at the Chiefs, we wanted to help offer our backing to the NHS, particularly those working within the city itself, so to that end we have today launched a special online auction on eBay, where...

O'Flaherty signs new Chiefs deal

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 04/20/2020 - 11:12am

Tom O’Flaherty insists he and his Exeter Chiefs team-mates will be ‘raring to go’ as and when the season resumes for the Devon club.

Like all of us, the 25-year-old winger is having to abide the rules of the Government’s lockdown during the current COVID-19 outbreak.

However, when rugby does finally resume, the London-born speedster will be looking to drive the Chiefs onwards and upwards, especially after it was confirmed today that he has signed a new long-term deal with Rob Baxter’s side.

Brought to Sandy Park in the summer of 2017 from the Ospreys, Baxter has...