Exeter Chiefs’ Urban Rugby Squad ready to defend title as National Festival winners

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 10/20/2016 - 2:02pm

While Exeter Chiefs’ community delivery manager Andrew Dudley would love to win Premiership Rugby's Urban Rugby Squad title for the second year, he says generating even more success stories from the project is priority number one.

The Urban Rugby Squad is a ground-breaking initiative run by Premiership Rugby and its clubs, helping 1,000 young people aged 14-16 from disadvantaged communities across England.

In its first year, the scheme helped 778 young people and delivered 136 personal development workshops on topics such as anger management and sexual health.


Late change to Chiefs side to face Bristol

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:12am

Exeter Chiefs have made a slight amendment to their starting XV for tonight’s Aviva Premiership clash with Bristol Rugby at Ashton Gate (7:45pm).

England international Henry Slade will start the game at inside centre with Sam Hill occupying the No.13 jersey. 15 Lachie Turner 14 Olly Woodburn 13 Sam Hill 12 Henry Slade 11 Ian Whitten 10 Gareth Steenson (capt) 9 Will Chudley 1 Alec Hepburn 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie 3 Greg Holmes 4 Mitch Lees 5 Damian Welch 6 Dave Dennis 7 Julian Salvi 8 Thomas Waldrom 16 Jack Yeandle 17 Ben Moon 18 Harry Williams 19 Geoff Parling 20 Kai Horstmann 21 Dave...

Wooden Spoon & Exeter Foundation Christmas Lunch

Event Date: 
09/12/2016 - 12:00pm to 6:30pm
Sandy Park

The Children’s Charity of Rugby, Wooden Spoon, and the Chiefs’ Charity, the Exeter Foundation, have joined forces to deliver a new Christmas Lunch with great food and excellent entertainment.

Taking place at Sandy Park on Friday 9th December, the event will include a three-course festive lunch, a guest speaker and comedian plus comperes former Chief Chris Bentley and former Bath and England player David Trick.

Tickets for this event are £55 and can be booked by contacting either the Wooden Spoon or the Exeter Foundation – or

Chiefs side to face Wasps

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 09/04/2016 - 1:08pm

Rob Baxter insists his Exeter Chiefs side are in “good nick” ahead of their seasonal opener against Wasps in the Aviva Premiership on Sunday (3pm).

Runners-up last season, the Chiefs head for a testing away-day at the Ricoh Arena looking to lay down a solid foundation from which to attack the 2016/17 season.

An unbeaten pre-season programme – which saw the Devon club record victories over Guinness Pro12 sides Scarlets, Ulster and Newport-Gwent Dragons – have given a solid enough base from which to build, but Baxter knows the hard work starts this weekend, up against a...

Armand primed and ready for new season

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:27pm

Exeter Chiefs star Don Armand admits expectation levels have rightly changed across the board as he and his team-mates prepare to kick-off a new Aviva Premiership season against Wasps this Sunday (3pm).

No longer seen as English rugby’s ‘New Kids on the Block’ – Rob Baxter’s side underlined their growing emergence within the game last season, advancing to the last eight of the European Champions Cup for the first time, as well as narrowly missing out on a first-ever Premiership title to Saracens.

The development of Devon’s finest has been talked about far and wide, but much...

Rugby For Dummies: The Basics

Event Date: 
28/09/2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Sandy Park

Go back to rugby basics with Exeter Chiefs' Head Coach Rob Baxter and rugby referee Andy Pearce.

This evening will give rugby fans and novices alike a great insight into the sport, from both a coach's and referee's perspective.

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

There will be a second Rugby for Dummies event on Wednesday 23rd November, with Exeter Chiefs coaches Ali Hepher and Rob Hunter, discussing Rucks, Mauls and Scrums. Buy tickets for both events for £20.

Tickets are...

Devoto keen to build on bright start

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Tue, 08/23/2016 - 12:44pm

Exeter Chiefs newcomer Ollie Devoto says he and his team-mates must make the most of the club’s final pre-season run-out when they tackle the Newport-Gwent Dragons on Friday night (7:30pm).

Having chalked up friendly wins over the Scarlets and Ulster Rugby, Rob Baxter’s side will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run of games at Rodney Parade.

Devoto, a summer signing from Aviva Premiership rivals Bath, knows it’s a vital fixture not only to sharpen up skills and match fitness, but will be the final chance to impress ahead of the club’s seasonal opener at Wasps on...

Cowan-Dickie targets new season ahead

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 08/22/2016 - 2:32pm

Luke Cowan-Dickie admitted it was nice to “dust off the cobwebs” as he helped Exeter Chiefs make it two wins from two in pre-season with Saturday’s 25-19 victory over Ulster Rugby at Sandy Park.

The England international was getting his first taste of competitive action since June, when he came off the bench for Eddie Jones’ all-conquering side against Australia in Brisbane.

At the weekend, the 23-year-old Cornishman was given an hour’s work-out against the Irish province before being replaced by Tongan hooker Elvis Taione for the final quarter of the match.


Chiefs continue winning ways

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 08/21/2016 - 7:33pm

Exeter Chiefs continued their build up for the new 2016/17 season with a hard fought 25-19 victory over Ulster Rugby at Sandy Park.

The Aviva Premiership outfit made it two wins from two in pre-season as they followed up last weekend’s comprehensive 45-3 win over the Scarlets with this latest success over their Irish visitors.

In what was the first of three scheduled meetings between the Chiefs and Ulster this season – the duo are set to meet twice in the European Champions Cup – the Devon club kicked off in fine fashion, scoring four tries through Don Armand (pictured),...

Rugby clubs unite to remember fallen heroes

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sat, 08/20/2016 - 6:42pm

Fallen heroes from the Devon and Ulster Regiments, which served at the Battle of the Somme, are to be remembered ahead of tomorrow’s pre-season rugby friendly between Exeter Chiefs and Ulster Rugby.

A new exhibition is being set up for the day at Sandy Park Stadium, the home of the Chiefs, to remember 3,237 Allied servicemen from the Devon and Ulster regiments who paid the ultimate sacrifice on the first day of battle on July 1, 1916.

In what will be a moving tribute to those killed in battle, the Exeter Suite will not only lay out 3,227 shrouds – 16 per cent of the 19,240...