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Nowell targets rapid response

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Wed, 12/14/2016 - 12:51pm

Jack Nowell says there has been little time for him and his Exeter Chiefs team-mates to dwell on the disappointment of last weekend’s European Champions Cup loss at the hands of Bordeaux Begles.

The Chiefs saw their European aspirations suffer more disappointment as they slipped to a third successive defeat in Pool 5, going down 13-7 at Sandy Park to the visiting Frenchmen.

This Saturday the two sides will lock horns in the latest round of action, this time at the Stade Chaban Delmas (2pm), and Nowell insists the Premiership club will be looking to bounce back at the first...

Exeter Chiefs 7 Bordeaux Begles 13

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 12/11/2016 - 10:16pm

Although not quite floored, Exeter Chiefs were dealt another hefty blow as Bordeaux Begles condemned them to a third successive loss in this season’s European Champions Cup at Sandy Park.

Like a prized fighter, the visiting Frenchmen withstood a heavy first half battering from Rob Baxter’s side before countering to deadly effect in the second period.

Jack Maunder’s maiden Exeter try, converted by skipper Gareth Steenson, helped to give the Chiefs a 7-3 lead at the break.

However, the Aviva Premiership side could not add to their tally after the break as Baptiste...

Chiefs side to face Bordeaux Begles

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 12/09/2016 - 5:36pm

Nothing less than victory will suffice for Rob Baxter and his Exeter Chiefs side ahead of Sunday’s European Champions Cup clash with Bordeaux Begles at Sandy Park (5:30pm).

Currently bottom of Pool 5 with just a solitary point, the Chiefs need to use the next fortnight to revive life back into their European aspirations following successive defeats to ASM Clermont Auvergne and Ulster Rugby in the opening two rounds.

Standing in their way over the next fortnight will be Raphael Ibanez’s Bordeaux side, a team that faced twice last season in the same competition, and a team...

Polish Rugby Union open trials in Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 12/09/2016 - 1:22pm

Do you play rugby, live in the UK or Republic of Ireland, were born in Poland or have a Polish parent or grandparent? If so, you can play for Polish national rugby teams - even if you don’t speak the language!

The first trial for rugby players who live in the England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and qualify to play for the Poland, will be held on the 17th December in Exeter.

The trials will take the form of two sessions (commencing at 12:00 and 16:00) and will be held with the Poland Under 18 rugby team who will be on tour in Exeter at the time. The U18 team is scheduled...

Chiefs side to face Newcastle Falcons

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 11/17/2016 - 11:18pm

Rob Baxter says the time has come for his side to put their foot down and ‘accelerate’ their way through this season’s Aviva Premiership campaign.

After a somewhat mixed start for last season’s beaten finalists, Exeter Chiefs resume their top-flight programme tomorrow evening when they make the long trip to Newcastle Falcons (8pm).

Buoyed by last weekend’s convincing 62-25 win over Cardiff Blues in the Anglo-Welsh Cup, Baxter is hoping the feel-good factor of that ten-try victory will ensure his side arrive in the North East with a spring in their step.

“This is the...

Chiefs side to face Cardiff Blues

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:26pm

Exeter Chiefs coach Ricky Pellow has described Sunday’s Anglo-Welsh Cup clash with Cardiff Blues as a ‘must-win’ encounter if the Devon club harbour any hopes of qualification to the latter stages.

Undone a week ago at Harlequins 29-15, the Chiefs return to home soil this weekend determined to not only bounce back from that result, but also rediscover their winning formula after a testing few weeks of results across the board.

As is the case in this tournament, the Devon club are not afraid to let youth have it’s chance and blooded a handful of academy graduates off the...

Rugby For Dummies

Event Date: 
23/11/2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
Sandy Park, Exeter

Find out more about the mysteries of rucks, mauls and scrums at our next Rugby For Dummies event with Exeter Chiefs' coaches Rob Hunter and Ali Hepher.

This event is designed to help rugby fans and novices learn more about rugby and enjoy matches at Sandy Park and beyond even more.

The evening will take place at Sandy Park on Wednesday 28th September, and tickets will be £12 which will include food.

Tickets are available at www.sandypark.co.uk/book

Hendy Honda supports Chiefs player

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Sun, 11/06/2016 - 11:56am

Exeter Chiefs player Ollie Devoto is assured of an easy ride this season – at least off the rugby pitch – thanks for support from Hendy Honda.

The Exeter dealership has provided Ollie with a Honda HR-V for use in his first season as part of the Chiefs.

“It’s great to have such great support in Exeter,” said Ollie. “Everyone has made me feel very welcome at the club and my sole focus is to play as much as possible for Exeter and play well.”

He said he was grateful for the support of Hendy Honda and enjoying the HR-V. “The Honda is everything I’d want in a car.”...

Exeter Chiefs 10 Bath Rugby 13

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 10/30/2016 - 7:12pm

The clocks may have gone back overnight, but Bath used over time at Sandy Park to seal themselves a priceless Aviva Premiership victory over Exeter Chiefs.

Winger Semesa Rokoduguni landed the knockout blow for Todd Blackadder’s high-flying oufit, flooring the Devon outfit with a try seven minutes into added on time.

The England international powered his way to the line to seal a remarkable result for the visitors, whose other points on the day came from the boot of George Ford.

Up until then, however, Rob Baxter’s side looked to have been on course for a notable...

Chiefs side to face Bath Rugby

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 10/28/2016 - 4:51pm

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter may have seen seeds of encouragement during his side’s European Champions Cup loss in Belfast last week, but he insists there is still plenty of room for growth moving forward this season.

After back-to-back European losses against ASM Clermont Auvergne and Ulster, Baxter’s side return to domestic matters this Sunday with a mouth-watering showdown against local rivals Bath at a packed out Sandy Park (3pm).

With just two wins on the board so far this season, the Chiefs - who still sit fifth in the current standings - know they need to...

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