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White bids fond farewell to the Chiefs

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Wed, 06/17/2020 - 3:18pm

Nic White says he will forever remember his time in Exeter, not just for the enjoyment he got from playing for the Chiefs, but from the warmth and support he received from the club’s supporters and the region itself.

After three memorable years in Devon, the 30-year-old and his family are heading back to his native Australia, ready to start a second stint in Super Rugby with his former club, the Brumbies.

As part of the agreement that saw him feature for the Wallabies at last year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan, it was agreed that White would return Down Under once his...

Exeter's Sara Cox is the UK's only professional rugby referee

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Tue, 06/09/2020 - 7:40pm

She’s a no-nonsense enforcer whose job often involves keeping up to 30 testosterone-fuelled men in check and so it’s music to my ears when she says it’s okay to have an off day.

Exeter's Sara Cox is the only woman qualified to referee a Premiership Rugby match and she is quickly making a name for herself in the sport.

I caught up with her for an Astley Media #projectpositivity In Conversation With and found her in high spirits, despite, like most of us, being confined to home.

When I asked her for some tips on how us mere mortals could learn from the discipline...

Exeter Chiefs women’s side boosts Exeter College Rugby Academy

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 05/07/2020 - 11:57am

Exeter College’s Ofsted Outstanding offer to the region’s top young rugby talent received a huge boost with the news that Exeter Chiefs’ newly launched professional women’s side received approval to join the Tyrrell’s Premier 15s League.

The agreement to join the league rubber stamps the launch of Exeter Chiefs’ women’s team and provides fresh impetus to Women’s Rugby Academy at Exeter College.

Exeter College has been offering the Women’s Rugby Academy education provision in partnership with Exeter Chiefs for three years, with students given the chance to pursue a career in...

Francis edging ever closer to a return

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Wed, 05/06/2020 - 12:40pm

The current lockdown may have come as a positive in terms of Tomas Francis’ return from injury, but the Exeter Chiefs prop insists he can’t wait to get playing for both club and country.

The 28-year-old has not played a game of rugby since he severely damaged his shoulder during Wales’ Rugby World Cup semi-final loss to South Africa back in October.

Following surgery on the injury, Francis has been working tirelessly behind the scenes in rehab to get himself back in the selection mix.

Months on, though, Francis finds his return to competitive action halted...

Taione commits to the Chiefs

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 04/26/2020 - 8:37pm

Elvis Taione has spoken of his delight after it was today confirmed he has put pen to paper on a new contract extension with the Exeter Chiefs.

The Tongan international is the latest member of Rob Baxter’s squad to commit their future to the current leaders of the Gallagher Premiership.

Brought to Sandy Park in the summer of 2014 from Championship outfit, Jersey Reds, the hard-hitting hooker has certainly proved his worth during his six-year stay in Devon, amassing to date 76 first-team appearances and seven tries.

Now, the 36-year-old forward is looking forward...

Williams signs new long-term deal at the Chiefs

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 03/22/2020 - 11:14am

Exeter Chiefs prop Harry Williams admits it was an ‘easy decision’ to put pen to paper on a new long-term deal with the current Gallagher Premiership leaders.

The England international has been at Sandy Park since 2015, joining the Devon club from Championship outfit Jersey Reds, and he has since established himself as an integral part of the much-vaunted Chiefs pack of forwards.

Part of the club’s Premiership-winning side of 2017, the 28-year-old tight-head has made just shy of 100 first-team appearances, scoring ten tries in the process.

News that the London-...

Exeter Chiefs side to face Bath

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 03/06/2020 - 12:38pm

Ali Hepher has challenged his Exeter Chiefs side to finish this latest four-game block in the Gallagher Premiership on a high note with victory over visiting Bath at Sandy Park tomorrow (2:30pm).

Having accrued decent victories over Gloucester and Northampton Saints, the table-topping Chiefs were undone at the death last weekend as Harlequins secured a 34-30 victory, courtesy of a penalty try deep into added on time.

Despite the defeat, the Chiefs still lead the way after 12 rounds of battle and Head Coach Hepher is hoping that lofty position remains firmly in place...

Chiefs sign highly-rated Hinkley from Gloucester

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 03/03/2020 - 12:10am

Aaron Hinkley says he is relishing the new challenge that awaits next season after he agreed to join the Exeter Chiefs from Gallagher Premiership rivals, Gloucester Rugby.

The 20-year-old forward will make the switch to Sandy Park this summer, having agreed a two-year deal with the Devon club.

He is Exeter’s third confirmed capture ahead of the 2020/21 season and follows Scottish internationals Jonny Gray and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne in joining Rob Baxter’s squad.

The Hereford-born flanker was a pupil at St Peter’s High School in Gloucester before joining the club’s...

Chiefs sign Scottish star Sam Hidalgo-Clyne

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 02/17/2020 - 10:54pm

Rob Baxter is set to replace one international name with another ahead of the 2020/21 season.

With Nic White’s departure back to Australia already confirmed, the Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby has wasted little time in filling the void left by the gifted scrum-half.

Heading to Sandy Park will be Scottish international Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, who will join the Gallagher Premiership club on a two-year deal from French Top14 side, Lyon.

The 26-year-old half-back is Baxter’s second new signing, alongside that of fellow Scottish star Jonny Gray, and will help further bolster...

British Comedian of the Year Picture

British Comedian of the Year

Event Date: 
01/05/2020 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Sandy Park Conference Centre

Join us on Friday 1st May for the South West regional heat of the British Comedian of the Year!

Nine of the best comedians on the circuit will perform for the chance of reaching the Grand Final and winning £10,001.

Professional comedian and industry judges will be present to help choose who goes through to the next round, but audience reaction also counts towards the marks for each act!

Tickets are £10, or £15 to include food on the evening.

Book your tickets here!

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