Exeter Rugby Club

Steenson signs new deal at Chiefs

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 01/14/2018 - 7:48pm

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.

Signed by the Chiefs back in the summer of 2010 from the Cornish Pirates, the 33-year-old fly-half has played an integral part in the recent rise of Exeter out of the Championship and into one of the leading rugby...

Exeter College apprentice selected for England U20s

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:17am

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.

Playing at the Exeter Chiefs has given Joe the opportunity to work day in day out with some of the...

Turner looking to build on Tigers win

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 01/04/2018 - 5:13pm

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.

Exeter's victory – their 10th in 12 league starts this season – not only kept the reigning champions top of the pile heading...

Competition for places within Chiefs is driving up standards

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Tue, 09/26/2017 - 2:52pm

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.

Despite a lengthy injury list,...

Exeter Chiefs coaches all agree new deals

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:22pm

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.

Baxter will take on the new title of Director of Rugby for the 2017/18 season, while Hepher has been named the club’s new Head Coach. Both Hunter (Forwards Coach) and Pellow (Skills Coach) will continue in their current roles, both of which have seen them help take the...

Townsend keen to kick on

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 06/09/2017 - 4:52pm

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.

It capped a remarkable...

Johnson brings curtain down on 'phenomenal' journey

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 06/01/2017 - 2:51pm

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....

Chiefs side to face Saracens

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sat, 05/20/2017 - 2:02pm

Rob Baxter believes his Exeter Chiefs squad are better prepared for what lies ahead as they look to secure themselves a place in this season’s Aviva Premiership Final. Having advanced to Twickenham a year ago, only to lose out narrowly to double winners Saracens, Devon’s finest again find themselves within touching distance of another big day out in the capital. Whereas this time last year it was all new and unchartered waters for Baxter and his squad, this time round the Chiefs enter into tomorrow’s semi-final showdown against Saracens at Sandy Park (2:30pm), better equipped to handle the...

Moon relishing last four encounter

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 05/11/2017 - 3:22pm

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.

Moon –...

Woodburn crowned Chiefs' Player of the Year

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:00pm

Olly Woodburn described being crowned as the Exeter Chiefs Player of the Year as his “proudest moment” in rugby following the club’s annual awards night on Thursday.

The talented winger, who last weekend was crowned the Supporters’ Player of the Year, scooped the top award in front of a record-breaking crowd of 641 people at Sandy Park.

The 25-year-old has enjoyed a stellar season for the Chiefs, producing not only a number of eye-catching displays, but also helping himself to 11 tries in 24 appearances.

The award, which was selected by Woodburn’s fellow peers, was...

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