Exeter Rugby Club

Williams 'fired up' for new season

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sat, 08/11/2018 - 10:22am

Harry Williams insists Exeter Chiefs can ill afford to dwell on the disappointment of defeat in May’s Premiership Final against Saracens.

Instead, the England international believes he and his team-mates must instead use that loss as ‘fuel to the fire’ as the Devon club look ahead to the new 2018/19 campaign.

The new season kicks-off in less than a month on September 1 against Leicester Tigers at Sandy Park and the 26-year-old is aiming to be part and parcel of Rob Baxter’s mix as they look to wrestle back their title crown from the Londoners.

“Last season has been...

Low signs new Chiefs deal

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Tue, 06/12/2018 - 9:08am

Moray Low says he’s ‘excited’ about the year ahead after agreeing terms on a new one-year contract with the Exeter Chiefs.

The Scottish international will take his stay at Sandy Park into a fifth year, having moving to the Premiership outfit from former club Glasgow Warriors in 2014.

Part and parcel of Rob Baxter’s squad ever since, the 33-year-old prop underlined his proven qualities last season by producing a man-of-the-match display in the club’s Anglo-Welsh Cup final victory over Bath at Kingsholm.

Since making his debut in the away win at London Welsh In...

Chiefs side to face Newcastle Falcons

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 05/18/2018 - 2:06pm

Weeks and months in the planning, Exeter Chiefs know it’s ‘do or die’ for them now in their quest to retain their Aviva Premiership crown. After an impressive regular season, Devon’s finest were top of the tree come the final shake-up, eight points clear of next-best Saracens, and having accrued 17 victories from their 22 starts. But despite recording a best-ever finish and a record points haul for their efforts, Director of Rugby Rob Baxter knows that will count for very little if his side don’t now follow that up tomorrow against visiting Newcastle Falcons at Sandy Park (3:30pm). For a...

Simmonds named Land Rover Discovery of the Season at Aviva Premiership Rugby awards

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/17/2018 - 1:20pm

Exeter Chiefs forward Sam Simmonds has been named the ‘Land Rover Discovery of The Season’ for the 2017/18 season, at this year’s Aviva Premiership Rugby awards.

The Land Rover Discovery of the Season award recognises the most impressive young player in Aviva Premiership Rugby each season and rewards them for their outstanding contribution to the competition.

Nominees for the award had to be 23 years old or younger on 1st September 2017, and have played at least eight Aviva Premiership Rugby matches this season and not received full international caps prior to 2017....

Nowell's raring to go again

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:56am

Jack Nowell says he's aiming to make up for lost time by helping to play a lead role in Exeter's Aviva Premiership title defence.

The Chiefs, England and British Lions winger marked his return to competitive action for the first time in six weeks when he scored a second half brace in last Sunday's 46-10 victory over Gloucester at Sandy Park.

That win - Exeter's 14th in 19 league starts this term - ensured Rob Baxter's side became the first team this season to ensure their place in next month's end of season play-offs, even though there are still three rounds of the regular...

Baxter welcomes in record Academy intake at Chiefs

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 04/12/2018 - 5:22pm

Rob Baxter is set to welcome his biggest intake of academy youngsters into his Exeter Chiefs squad for the 2018/19 season.

A great advocate over the years of bringing through youthful, homegrown talent at Sandy Park, the Chiefs Director of Rugby is once again ready to reap the rewards of yet more outstanding work being carried out by the club’s highly successful academy programme.

Richard Capstick, Flynn Elworthy, Barrie Karea, James Kenny, Sam Maunder, James McRae, Sam Morley, Max Norey, Joe Parker-Cook, Alfie Petch, Joe Snow, Danny Southworth, Cory Teague and Rus Tuima...

Chiefs side to face Gloucester

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 04/08/2018 - 4:29pm

Ali Hepher says the time has come for Exeter Chiefs to "get the hammer down" and propel themselves ever closer to the Aviva Premiership play-offs.

With just four rounds of the regular season remaining, the defending champions currently sit top of the pile, eight points clear of next best Saracens, and ten clear of third-place Wasps.

It's a perfect position for Devon's finest to find themselves in, but head coach Hepher acknowledges the Chiefs must look to strengthen their grip on proceedings, starting with Sunday's clash against Gloucester at a packed out Sandy Park (3pm...

Exeter Chiefs side to face Bath

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:34pm

With the new Formula One season set to race into gear this weekend, so Rob Baxter is looking for his own side to maintain pole position in the Aviva Premiership with just five rounds of the scheduled season remaining.

Tomorrow, the defending champions make their shortest trip of the season to local rivals Bath in a mouth-watering Round 18 fixture at the Recreation Ground (7:45pm).

Buoyed by recent wins over Northampton Saints and Saracens, the Chiefs are seven points clear of next-best Wasps at the summit and victory against their nearest and dearest will edge them ever...

Exeter Chiefs side to face Bath

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 03/16/2018 - 2:43pm

Ricky Pellow insists excitement is building inside the Exeter Chiefs camp ahead of Sunday’s Anglo-Welsh Cup final against Bath at Kingsholm (3pm).

Victory over an in-form Newcastle Falcons outfit last Sunday saw the Devonians march into a fourth successive final appearance in the competition – and Pellow is keen for his side to now finish the job against their nearest and dearest.

Triumphant on home soil in 2014 against Northampton Saints, the Chiefs have subsequently come unstuck against Saracens and Leicester Tigers in the past two finals.

It’s a statistic Pellow...

Chiefs side to face Northampton Saints

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:42pm

Rob Baxter believes tying down the ‘finer details’ in his side’s game plan can lead to Exeter Chiefs returning to winning ways in the Aviva Premiership against visiting Northampton Saints tomorrow (2pm).

Three successive top-flight defeats to Newcastle Falcons, Worcester Warriors and Wasps have seen the reigning champions surrender top spot in the standings to Saracens, but Baxter insists there is no need for panic within the ranks at Sandy Park, particularly as his side are still healthy placed in second to attack the final rounds of the season.”

“I can dress it up, run...