Mitch Lees says Exeter Chiefs are well aware of the threat posed by rivals Worcester Warriors ahead of tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership encounter at Sixways (3pm).
Last Saturday the Midlanders caused something of a stir across the division when they inflicted a rare defeat on reigning champions Saracens – and Lees knows the Chiefs can ill afford to suffer a similar fate as they look to maintain their position within the top three.
Rob Baxter says his Exeter Chiefs squad are ‘fully focused’ on the task ahead as they gear up for tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership trip to Worcester Warriors (3pm).
Fresh from a hard fought draw against table-toppers Wasps last Sunday, the Chiefs will be looking to consolidate their top three position by inflicting yet another league defeat on their hosts, who themselves warmed up for this latest clash by downing reigning champions Saracens on their own turf last time out.
Exeter Chiefs have today strengthened their options at scrum-half with the addition of Welsh international Martin Roberts.
The 30-year-old has joined on loan until the end of the season from Aviva Premiership rivals Bristol Rugby and will help supplement the half-back area with the Chiefs currently without the injured trio of Will Chudley, Dave Lewis and Niko Matawalu.
England international Henry Slade helps head up a powerful Exeter Chiefs line-up that will be aiming to seal a spot in this season’s Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-finals against Bristol on Sunday (3pm).
The talented playmaker, who was released from the national camp earlier this week by Eddie Jones, is one of six changes the Devonians have made to their starting line-up from that which thumped Wasps 52-5 last time out.
Italian international Michele Campagnaro says confidence is high within the Exeter Chiefs camp ahead of Saturday's European Champions Cup trip to ASM Clermont Auvergne.
After a disappointing start to their Pool 5 campaign, Rob Baxter's side have bounced back in their last two fixtures, recording a win at Bordeaux-Begles last month, before seeing off Ulster 31-19 at Sandy Park last Sunday.
Greg Holmes admits he is loving the “ruthless” nature of rugby life in the Northern Hemisphere following his move from the Queensland Reds to Exeter Chiefs last summer.
Several months into his new start at Sandy Park, the experienced Aussie tight-head has got to learn first-hand about the demands of duty in not only the Aviva Premiership, but also the European Champions Cup and the Anglo-Welsh Cup.
Matt Kvesic says he is “excited” about what lies ahead after he this week agreed to join the Exeter Chiefs on a three-year deal.
The England international is Rob Baxter’s first capture ahead of next season and joins from Aviva Premiership rivals Gloucester.
A destructive force in English rugby’s top flight for a number of years, the 24-year-old’s arrival at Sandy Park will be seen as shrewd bit of business by Baxter, who has tracked the player for a number of years.