Exeter Rugby Club

Work starts on new Sandy Park Hotel

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 01/17/2020 - 5:14pm

Work has today officially begun on the new multi-million pound Sandy Park Hotel.

The state-of-the-art hotel is the next stage in the development plans of Exeter's award-winning Sandy Park complex, which is home to Gallagher Premiership Rugby club Exeter Chiefs, and the region's premier Conference & Banqueting venue.

In addition to housing 250 bedrooms, the eight-storey hotel situated off Old Rydon Lane will provide leisure facilities on the ground floor, as well as a rooftop cocktail bar and restaurant that boasts picturesque views along the River Exe Estuary.


Chiefs side to face La Rochelle

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:42pm

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.

Brought in on a three-year deal, Baxter once again appears to have hauled in another prized catch with...

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.

In November, Saracens were docked 35 league points and fined £5.3m by an independent review panel after they “failed to disclose...

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.

Like Hogg before him, Gray says the opportunity to test himself in a new...

Exeter Chiefs side to face Leicester Tigers

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 12/20/2019 - 12:44pm

Exeter Chiefs may have cranked up the gears in recent weeks, but head coach Ali Hepher says his side can ill afford to take their foot off the pedal as they rev themselves up for a crucial month ahead in the Gallagher Premiership.

Back-to-back wins over Sale Sharks in the Heineken Champions Cup not only extended the Chiefs winning streak to five games, but allowed them to move within touching distance of the knockout phases of Europe for only the second time in the club's history.

Champions Cup matters, however, have now been put on the back burner until next month and it's...

Famous faces take part in January Blues campaign to raise awareness of mental health issues

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 12/18/2019 - 1:41pm

January can often bring about a post-festive slump, so throughout the month an Exeter marketing company is sharing stories about mental health and wellbeing from inspiring professionals.

From England rugby player and Exeter Chiefs team member Alec Hepburn to Polar explorer and world record holder Ann Daniels, well-known people will be among those sharing their personal experiences of mental health issues and their wellbeing tips.

The campaign is part of Chalk + Ward’s commitment to the Time to Change pledge, which is run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. Time to...

Chiefs coaches agree three-year contract extensions

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 12/16/2019 - 11:55am

Rob Baxter insists he and his senior coaches are excited about what the future holds, after it was confirmed they have all agreed terms on new deals to stay at the Exeter Chiefs.

Director of Rugby Baxter, together with head coach Ali Hepher, forwards coach Rob Hunter and skills coach Ricky Pellow, have all committed to stay with the Devon club until 2023.

Since coming together, the quartet have helped mastermind the rise of the Chiefs, guiding them to Premiership Rugby glory in 2017, as well as three other appearances in the end of season showpiece at Twickenham.


Chiefs side to face Sale Sharks

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 12/13/2019 - 3:49pm

At the start of the season Rob Baxter made no secret of the fact that conquering Europe would be a key objective for his Exeter Chiefs side this season.

Having proved their worth for a number of years domestically in the Gallagher Premiership, the Heineken Champions Cup has proved more troublesome for the Devonians, who have made it to the knock-out stages only once in the past.

Three rounds into this year’s competition, the Chiefs are certainly living up to Baxter’s pre-tournament pledge. Three successive victories over La Rochelle, Glasgow Warriors and Sale Sharks - two...

Six Nations Super Saturday

Event Date: 
14/03/2020 - 1:00pm to 10:00pm
Sandy Park, Exeter

Guarantee your seat to watch the final day of the Guinness Six Nations on Sandy Park's top of the range HD screens.

As well as the international rugby playing on our four 4m x 2.25m screens, two 2.4m x 1.8m screens and five plasma TV screens, enjoy punditry from members of the Exeter Chiefs players.

You can reserve a table of 10, which are on sale for £140, or individual tickets can be booked for £15.

Click here to buy tickets https://tickethub.sandypark.co.uk/selection/event/date?productId=1013673...

Cooper joins Chiefs on loan

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Wed, 12/04/2019 - 5:41pm

Exeter Chiefs have moved to strengthen their options at hooker by agreeing a loan move for Newcastle Falcons forward Kyle Cooper.

With club captain Jack Yeandle sidelined with a broken arm, plus fellow No.2 Jack Innard also out following shoulder surgery, Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has wasted little time in addressing the issue by bringing in the 30-year-old South African until the end of March.

Signed in the summer of 2016 from Super Rugby side the Sharks, Cooper’s arrival will also help supplement any potential call-ups or rest period for England international Luke...