Exeter Rugby Club

Lees wary of Worcester threat

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 02/17/2017 - 6:25pm

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.

Chiefs side to face Worcester Warriors

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:20pm

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.

Chiefs bring in Roberts on loan

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:26pm

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.

Chiefs side to face Bristol

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:03pm

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.

Opportunity knocks for Simmonds

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 01/30/2017 - 1:31pm

Joe Simmonds says he will look to make the most of opportunities afforded to him after he put in another assured performance for the Exeter Chiefs during their weekend win.

The 20-year-old was one of 10 academy players who featured in a Chiefs squad that dismantled Wasps 52-5 in the Anglo-Welsh Cup at Sandy Park.

The emphatic victory lifted the Chiefs back to the top of Pool 2 on points difference and has put them back in the driving seat for qualification into the last four of the competition.

Chiefs side to face Wasps

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 01/27/2017 - 11:46pm

Ricky Pellow says his Exeter Chiefs will need to be "up for fight" ahead of tomorrow's latest Anglo-Welsh encounter against Wasps at Sandy Park (3pm).

After two rounds of battle, the Chiefs are positioned second in Pool 2, a point adrift of the Ospreys, who play host to Bristol in Bridgend.

Happy Campo targeting Clermont in Europe

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:49pm

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.

Holmes happy to slog it out

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:11pm

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.

Kvesic to become a Chief

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:23am

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.

Chiefs fans up for bravery award

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 01/08/2017 - 10:57am

Two Exeter Chiefs fans who rescued a woman from the River Avon while celebrating the New Year in Bath are to be commended with a bravery award.

Mark Burdis and Lisa Haynes are to receive the Royal Humane Society Award after coming to the woman's aid at around 1am on New Year's Day.

The couple, from Torquay, had travelled to Bath to watch Exeter Chiefs' win over Bath in the rugby before spending the evening in the city for the New Year celebrations.

They were walking along the towpath back to their hotel when they came across a woman struggling in the water.