Exeter Rugby Club

Chiefs keen to learn from recent defeat

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 03/26/2013 - 12:58pm

Long-serving No.8 Richard Baxter believes that Exeter Chiefs are still learning in the Aviva Premiership and that is key to their future in the top flight.

Baxter, who captained the Devon club in their narrow defeat to Leicester Tigers at the weekend, is taking all the positives out of the performance at Sandy Park – whilst at the same time focusing his attentions firmly on Saturday’s trip up the M5 to rivals Worcester Warriors (3pm)

“Full credit to Leicester, they were able to grind out the result better than we did,” said Baxter afterwards. “At the moment we’re striving...

Sturgess upbeat despite narrow loss at the weekend

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Mon, 03/25/2013 - 11:50pm

Returning prop Brett Sturgess still believes that Exeter Chiefs’ Heineken Cup dream is still alive despite their narrow defeat against Leicester Tigers at the weekend.

The boot of England international Toby Flood kicked the Tigers to a narrow 12-9 victory at a packed Sandy Park, but Kettering-born Sturgess insists the mood within the camp remains buoyant despite the latest reverse.

The Chiefs currently lie in eighth place in the Aviva Premiership standings, but are just five points adrift of the crucial sixth spot which brings about qualification for next season’s Heineken...

Chiefs charge their batteries in preparation for upcoming battle with the Tigers

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Wed, 03/06/2013 - 8:22am

The Exeter Chiefs squad maybe taking a few well-earned days off following back-to-back wins over London Welsh and Harlequins, but Gareth Steenson insists it will be back to business again next week.

The Irishman produced a stellar showing in Saturday's 27-16 away win at reigning Aviva Premiership champions Harlequins, landing 17 points with the boot, as well as playing his part in Exeter's two tries scored by Damian Welch and Luke Arscott.

It was a victory that not only saw the Devon club claim a league double over the Londoners, but put the Chiefs firmly back in the mix...

Vote for Nowell to win this season's LV= Breakthrough Player Award

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Posted: Tue, 03/05/2013 - 1:47pm

There is still time to vote for Exeter Chiefs supporters to register their support for Jack Nowell to win this season’s LV= Breakthrough Player Award.

The talented Cornishman is one of 10 players who are currently battling it out to win the accolade following some notable displays in this season’s competition.

Equally at home at full-back or on the wing, 19-year-old Nowell has constantly been a blight on opposition defences this season and was regarded as the top player in round four as his side saw off a strong Northampton Saints.

The England Under-20s...

Exeter Chiefs and Exeter College students get baking for Red Nose Day

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Thu, 02/28/2013 - 12:44pm

Three members of the Exeter Chiefs took on the challenge to bake and decorate 1,000 cup cakes to show their support for Red Nose Day 2013, and inspire everyone to get out the cake mix to raise money.

Today (Thursday Feb 28) prop Carl Rimmer and hookers Jack Yeandle and Chris Whitehead rose to the occasion and made more than a half-baked attempt at cooking Red Nose Day inspired cupcakes to encourage the people of Exeter to raise funds with their own baking skills on Friday 15 March.

And after a morning’s baking with Exeter College catering students, including Emma Wakeley...

Award-winning landlord saves village pub from closure

Authored by Katie Sanders
Posted: Tue, 02/12/2013 - 9:15am

Residents from the Mid-Devon village of Clyst Hydon near Cullompton, are celebrating the news that their cherished local pub, the Five Bells Inn , has been saved from closure following a month of strong campaigning.

Paul Parnell, owner and landlord of the hugely successful Jack in the Green pub and restaurant at Rockbeare has acquired the lease to run the Five Bells Inn through an arrangement with Exeter-based property consultants Grenadier Estates . It will reopen in the summer following an extensive refurbishment.

The Grade II listed inn suddenly closed when the owners...