Exeter Rugby Club

Chiefs side to face Saracens

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 01/06/2017 - 2:23pm

Exeter Chiefs may have left it late to sink rivals Bath last weekend, but head coach Rob Baxter is calling for a fast start from his team ahead of tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership clash with Saracens at a sold out Allianz Park (3pm).

Back-to-back victories over the festive period have helped to lift the Devonians to third in the standings at the halfway point, but it’s this weekend’s tussle with the reigning English and European champions that should prove the ‘acid test’ of how far the Chiefs have come in recent weeks.

Armand and Chiefs are up for the fight

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 01/06/2017 - 2:01pm

Don Armand says it’s imperative he and his Exeter Chiefs team-mates ‘stay in the fight’ for the full 80 minutes when they tackle reigning English and European champions Saracens at a sold-out Allianz Park (3pm).

Following the lead of head coach Rob Baxter, who often coins that very phrase many times over the course of a season, Armand knows there is no bigger test than facing the Londoners in competitive battle.

Chiefs show their fighting spirit

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Tue, 01/03/2017 - 12:30pm

Luke Cowan-Dickie hailed Exeter Chiefs’ fighting spirit after they emerged with a dramatic New Year’s Eve victory at Bath.

Trailing 11-0 following a disappointing first half at the Recreation Ground, Rob Baxter’s side were much improved during the second period, initially reducing the deficit with a Gareth Steenson penalty, before two late converted tries from James Short sealed a first-ever league win in the Roman City for the Devon club.

Mixed feelings for Maunder

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:13pm

Exeter Chiefs youngster Jack Maunder admitted to have mixed feelings in the aftermath of his side’s latest European Champions Cup defeat at the hands of Bordeaux Begles.

Scrum-half Maunder claimed his first-ever try in Exeter colours during the first half at Sandy Park, but it proved not enough as the French side hit back in the second period to record a 13-7 victory over Rob Baxter’s side.

Exeter Chiefs 7 Bordeaux Begles 13

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 12/11/2016 - 10:16pm

Although not quite floored, Exeter Chiefs were dealt another hefty blow as Bordeaux Begles condemned them to a third successive loss in this season’s European Champions Cup at Sandy Park.

Like a prized fighter, the visiting Frenchmen withstood a heavy first half battering from Rob Baxter’s side before countering to deadly effect in the second period.

Jack Maunder’s maiden Exeter try, converted by skipper Gareth Steenson, helped to give the Chiefs a 7-3 lead at the break.

Rowe hails 'fantastic' year for Exeter Chiefs

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:25pm

Exeter Rugby Club chairman and chief executive, Tony Rowe OBE, heralded a “fantastic” past year – on and off the field – for the Aviva Premiership club when addressing the club’s members at their Annual General Meeting held at Sandy Park.

Building on the success of previous years, Mr Rowe remarked on a hugely positive 12 months for the region’s premier sporting club, highlighted by the fact that they were the most profitable club in the Premiership, returning a profit of £1.2m.

Chiefs side to face Sale Sharks

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:12pm

Rob Baxter says it’s imperative his Exeter Chiefs side keep their “foot on the pedal” after securing back-to-back victories in the Aviva Premiership in the past fortnight.

Tomorrow, Baxter will be looking for his team to maintain that winning formula when they travel to Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium (7:45pm).

It is – according to the Exeter head coach – one of the most testing assignments on the top-flight calendar and he’s warned his players to brace themselves for a real battle up in the North West.

Hard work pays dividends, says Horstmann

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 11/28/2016 - 3:55pm

Kai Horstmann believes the hard graft being put in on the training field is now bearing fruits out on the pitch after Exeter Chiefs made it back-to-back wins in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday.

The experienced back-row forward was part of an impressive Chiefs line-up that brushed aside visiting Worcester Warriors 57-22 at Sandy Park.

The Chiefs ran in eight tries during the game and recorded a maximum haul for the second successive week, having accrued a similar tally against Newcastle Falcons the week previous.

Chiefs side to face Newcastle Falcons

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 11/17/2016 - 11:18pm

Rob Baxter says the time has come for his side to put their foot down and ‘accelerate’ their way through this season’s Aviva Premiership campaign.

After a somewhat mixed start for last season’s beaten finalists, Exeter Chiefs resume their top-flight programme tomorrow evening when they make the long trip to Newcastle Falcons (8pm).

Buoyed by last weekend’s convincing 62-25 win over Cardiff Blues in the Anglo-Welsh Cup, Baxter is hoping the feel-good factor of that ten-try victory will ensure his side arrive in the North East with a spring in their step.

Chiefs side to face Cardiff Blues

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:26pm

Exeter Chiefs coach Ricky Pellow has described Sunday’s Anglo-Welsh Cup clash with Cardiff Blues as a ‘must-win’ encounter if the Devon club harbour any hopes of qualification to the latter stages.

Undone a week ago at Harlequins 29-15, the Chiefs return to home soil this weekend determined to not only bounce back from that result, but also rediscover their winning formula after a testing few weeks of results across the board.