Premiership Champions Exeter Chiefs recently swapped their training ground at Sandy Park, Exeter for the award-winning Salcombe Distilling Co. in the beautiful seaside town of Salcombe. These highly skilled team players used their charisma and flair to raise the bar creating delicious Salcombe Gin cocktails.
It was then head to head in a play-off to design and develop their very own bottle of gin at the Salcombe Gin School accompanied by Exeter Rugby Club Chairman and Chief Executive, Tony Rowe OBE.
Gareth Steenson has spoken of his delight after putting pen to paper on a new two-year deal with the Exeter Chiefs.
The club’s record points-scorer is to extend his stay at Sandy Park until at least the end of 2019/20 season and is the first indication from Director of Rugby Rob Baxter that he is keen to keep hold of a number of his frontline stars moving forward.
Stand out Apprentice Joe Snow of Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club has been selected to play in the England under 20s squad. 19 year old Joe has been part of the prestigious Exeter Rugby Club Academy & Exeter College Apprentice scheme for the past 2 years.
The Apprenticeship scheme that Exeter College offers is an ideal arrangement for Joe who can still achieve his Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence whilst training, playing at the club and gaining invaluable experience.
Lachie Turner believes there is no reason Exeter Chiefs can't go on to even greater things in 2018 having wrapped up last year in style with a bonus point victory over Leicester Tigers at Sandy Park.
The Aussie international was part and parcel of another impressive display from Rob Baxter's side, who having only led 6-3 at the break, preceded to run riot in the second half, adding tries through Don Armand, Henry Slade, Jonny Hill and Jack Yeandle.
Shaun Malton insists competition for places within the Exeter Chiefs squad is helping to drive up standards week by week.
The South African hooker got his first taste of Aviva Premiership action this season, coming off the bench to score one of his side's five tries in their 31-17 victory over Wasps at Sandy Park.
His touchdown, coupled with scores for Olly Woodburn (2), Dave Dennis and Don Armand, were the key highlights in another polished performance from the champions, who remain in pole position after four rounds of the season.
Rob Baxter insists there is a “burning desire” amongst the Exeter Chiefs coaching staff to take the Devon club onto even greater things in the future, after he and his three trusty lieutenants - Ali Hepher, Rob Hunter and Ricky Pellow - today all agreed new three-year deals with the Aviva Premiership champions.
Stuart Townsend admits he is still coming to terms with being crowned a Premiership champion with club side Exeter Chiefs.
Having kicked off last season on the bench for loan club Cornish Pirates at Bedford’s Goldington Road, the talented scrum-half ended it by lifting English rugby’s top prize in front of a packed Twickenham crowd.
The 21-year-old was very much part and parcel of the all-conquering Chiefs outfit, who saw off rivals Wasps 23-20 in a pulsating final that went to extra time for only the second time in the competition’s history.
Tom Johnson admits it has been a “phenomenal journey” as he this week brings the curtain down on his career with newly-crowned Aviva Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs.
Brought to the Devon club in 2007 from Coventry, the 34-year-old forward has been an integral cog in the Exeter machine in recent years.
One of just a handful of players who remain from the Championship-winning side of 2010, Johnson has been a standard bearer for the Chiefs, not only helping the club to establish themselves as a proven force within English rugby, but also that of European rugby as well.
Ben Moon says he and his Exeter Chiefs team-mates are just “one hard shift” away from returning to Twickenham and a place in the Aviva Premiership Final for the second year running.
The Chiefs confirmed a home semi-final against defending champions Saracens on Saturday week by recording an eighth successive try bonus point win away to Gloucester in the final round of the scheduled season last weekend.
Long-serving prop Moon played his part in that 34-20 victory, scoring his first-ever Premiership try during the second half of the game played at Kingsholm.