Chiefs side to face La Rochelle

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:42pm

He's been taking significant chunks out of rivals across Europe ever since he arrived in Westcountry waters back in September, but Exeter's South African Shark, Jacques Vermeulen, still believes there is more to come from him as he continues to make his mark with the Chiefs.

As one of a handful of new recruits brought to Sandy Park by Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, last summer, the imposing 24-year-old forward has certainly been creating waves with his all-action displays.

Brought in on a three-year deal, Baxter once again appears to have hauled in another prized catch with...

England U20s vs France U20s

Event Date: 
09/02/2019 - 12:00pm
Sandy Park, Exeter

England Rugby U20s will face France at Sandy Park in the 2019 Under-20s Six Nations Championship on Saturday, February 9.

Kick off will be at 12.05pm.

Tickets start from just £10 - available at

Hospitality packages are also available, with more information to be found here .

Clermont gain revenge in Champions Cup

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 12/20/2015 - 7:42pm

Around the globe this week the headlines have all been about the latest episode of the Star Wars collection ‘The Force Awakens’.

Well, here in France, star-studded Clermont Auvergne showed they had themselves awoken from their European Champions Cup slumber, ruthlessly dispatching of visiting Exeter Chiefs at the Stade Marcel Michelin.

Having had their noses blooded by Devon’s finest just the week previous, the Top 14 outfit underlined their European credentials with a simply mouth-watering display that yielded five tries.

First half tries from David Strettle and...

Blog: Student Life #2

Authored by Jessikah Hope Stenson
Posted: Mon, 10/12/2015 - 2:38pm

Although the Rugby World Cup won’t always be on, and it won’t always be hosted in England, meaning there won’t always be an Exeter fan zone, watching a game from the fan zone was a great way to start getting involved in the city.

I chose to head down for the Ireland Vs France game – primarily because my boyfriend is from Belfast and he was dying to go, but also because it was set to be a good game. More importantly, the weather was perfect. One of those crisp autumn days that’s cold enough to feel a hint of Christmas but it was still comfortable.

Now, I’m not going to claim...

Slade shines on England debut

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Sat, 08/15/2015 - 10:15pm

Exeter Chiefs back Henry Slade played a key role in England's victory over France at Twickenham on Saturday night.

The 22-year-old impressed on his debut with former team coach Sir Clive Woodward descibing him as "really looking the part".

Slade was involved in two of the England tries and looked comfortable on his first outing.

England got their Rugby World Cup preparations off to a successful start after beating France 19 - 14.

Speaking before the game, Slade said his debut would be “dream come true”.

After a stellar campaign for the Chiefs last...

The 1969 Club

Event Date: 
07/05/2015 - 8:00pm
The Cavern

The 1969 Club a 3 piece band, from Renne in France, are bringing their latest tour to the UK and stopping off at the Exeter Cavern this month!

They re-write the rules of rock and roll and bring you their exhilarating music.For fans of stoner, rock, psyche.

Supports are to be confirmed.

It is a 16+ event.

Tickets cost £4 and are avalible from the link below or at the Cavern itself.

Flybe announce new Exeter to Deauville route

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 12/30/2014 - 4:40pm

A new route from Exeter will operate to Deauville (DOL) in Normandy from June 2015.

Flybe, the airline with its headquarters in Exeter, has announced that a twice weekly service will operate on Thursdays and Sundays between 25 June and 26 September 2015.

Exeter Airport Managing Director, Matt Roach, said: “We welcome this new route into France which will give our passengers improved transport links to the Normandy area.

"Northern France is a popular destination for many travellers from the South West and we expect these flights to perform well over the peak summer...

Holidays potentially on hold due to French Union Strike

Authored by Caitlin Clark
Posted: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:58am

Those travelling to France between now and Monday 30 June may be left disappointed, with Flybe cancelling some flights due to strikes taking place in the country.

Flybe reported, via their website, that French Unions have called for an official six-day strike scheduled to take place in France between 0400 (French local time) on June 24 and 0400 (French local time) on June 30, 2014.

Flybe have been requested, by the French aviation authorities, to reduce their flying programme. This means a number of flight cancellations to the country are to be expected.


Exeter to Paris (and all that lies between... including Roscoff)

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Thu, 05/15/2014 - 9:19am

Two friends are taking on the challenge of cycling from Exeter to Paris (via Roscoff) to raise funds for local charity Hospiscare. Leif Tarry and Dave Clift will set off from the hospice in Dryden Road tomorrow (Friday 16 May) on the start their 525 mile challenge.

Dave and Leif have calculated that the challenge will take roughly a week to complete; this is if they stick to their 75 miles a day.

Dave and Leif have been actively fundraising for a couple of months with the help of Leif’s partner, Mary, who has been holding cake sales galore to help boost the boys fundraising...

Graham to Leave Chiefs

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 02/10/2014 - 12:49pm

Exeter Chiefs lock Romana Graham is to leave the Aviva Premiership club at the end of the season to take up a contract with French club La Rochelle.

The 27-year-old lock, who joined the Chiefs at the start of this season from Super Rugby outfit Waikato Chiefs, has agreed a two-year contract with the Pro D2 side.

To date the Hastings-born forward has featured five times for Rob Baxter's side with all of his appearances having come in Cup competition.

Confirming the arrival of Graham, La Rochelle coach Patrice Collazo said: "Romana is a player that I have followed...