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Sam Simmonds triumphs at Pickstar RPA Awards 2021

Exeter Chiefs No.8 Sam Simmonds has been crowned the RPA Vodafone Business Players' Player of the Year at this year's Pickstar RPA Awards hosted virtually for the second time on rugby podcast The Good, The Bad and The Rugby on Wednesday evening at 6pm. The record-breaking try-scorer polled the most number of votes from his fellow professionals to claim the most prestigious award in the English game, capping off a phenomenal season in which he has not only been instrumental for his club but also received a British and Irish Lions call up for this summer. The 26-year-old, who was also the...

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Memories of Honiton and Exeter Rugby Clubs

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Thu, 04/08/2021 - 3:33pm

Rare photos and a medal from the halcyon days of rugby will be auctioned in Chilcotts sale on April 17.

The items were discovered during a routine house clearance, bringing to light the history of one local family’s deep connection with the sport.

Initially three black and white team photographs were found. Two are of Exeter RFC team 1930-31 and 1931-32, and the other depicts the Honiton RFC team of 1935-6 pictured sitting in front of the pavilion on Allhallows Playing Fields. All the photos featured one individual named CH Beer, with Frank Beer in the Honiton picture...

Exeter Chiefs side to face Harlequins

As defending champions of the Gallagher Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup, Rob Baxter is acutely aware his Exeter Chiefs side have a huge target on their backs this season.

It’s a challenge, however, that the Devonians are clear relishing with the Chiefs’ Director of Rugby this week exuding a real air of excitement ahead of tomorrow night’s opener away to Harlequins (7:45pm).

“We’re looking forward to Friday, but so we should be,” said Baxter. “People will say it’s going to be tough for us having a short break, but I actually think not having that lengthy period off...

Six Nations finale to be shown at Vue Exeter

THE final three matches of the Six Nations Championship are due to be played this Saturday – and fans can get tickets to watch live on the big screen at Vue Exeter completely free.

The concluding tournament fixtures were suspended in March due to coronavirus restrictions and after a break of nearly eight months, this highly anticipated tournament is finally resuming.

Kicking off this weekend is Wales v Scotland at 2.15pm live from the Llanelli’s Parc y Scarlets. All eyes are on Scotland’s captain Stuart Hogg off the back of his winning streak in the European and English...

Chiefs side to face Wasps

In what has been the strangest, toughest, yet - at the same time - most memorable Premiership Rugby campaign ever, it now comes down to just one final fixture.

For the newly-crowned European champions, Exeter Chiefs will rock up at Twickenham tomorrow for a fifth successive outing in the end of season showpiece (6pm).

Rob Baxter's side are well-versed in prepping for a big day out at English Rugby's HQ, but that doesn't mean they merely have to turn up and believe a potential domestic and European double is a mere formality.

Standing in their way will be an in-...

Exeter Chiefs side to face Toulouse

Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has challenged his side to ‘make things happen’ ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final against Toulouse at Sandy Park tomorrow (3:30pm).

In what will be the Devon club’s first-ever semi-final at this level – against opposition they have never faced before – the stage is set for the Chiefs to break new ground and firmly underline their emergence as one of European Rugby’s rising club forces.

In a profitable campaign which started last November with a bonus point victory at La Rochelle and continued with success over...

Chiefs side to face Gloucester

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Tue, 09/08/2020 - 12:41pm

Rob Baxter insists his Exeter Chiefs side can ill afford to take their mind off matters in the Gallagher Premiership, even though a mouth-watering European Champions Cup quarter-final tie looms large on the horizon.

Having banged in five wins out of five since the top flight started last month, the quest to secure home advantage in the Premiership play-offs remains a key objective for Baxter's table toppers ahead of tomorrow's home clash with Gloucester (5:30pm).

The Devonians produced another hugely impressive display in defeating Northampton Saints 22-19 last Friday, a...

Kingsbridge RFC nominated for inaugural Gallagher Rugby Club of the Season Award

Authored by Astley Media
Posted: Thu, 08/27/2020 - 10:42am

Voting is now open for the public to vote for Kingsbridge RFC to be Gallagher Rugby Club of The Season

Six UK grassroots clubs in the running to be crowned the Gallagher ‘Rugby Club of the Season’

The winner will receive an enhanced Gilbert training kit bundle worth up to £2,000 and 100 tickets to the Gallagher Premiership Final

Exeter Chiefs’ stars Jack Maunder and Tom O’Flaherty surprised members of Kingsbridge RFC to wish them luck for the final round of the competition

27th August 2020 – Insurance broker and risk management specialist Gallagher, the...

Chiefs side to face Bristol Bears

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 08/24/2020 - 12:19pm

Whilst it may be seen as a step into the unknown for some, Rob Baxter says the challenge of getting his Exeter Chiefs squad primed and ready for midweek fixtures is something that is largely ‘exciting’ for him and his players.

Just four days after claiming maximum reward from their 32-22 win at Sale Sharks, the Chiefs travel to local rivals Bristol Bears tomorrow night for their Round 15 Gallagher Premiership encounter at Ashton Gate (7:45pm).

In what is the second of three fixtures in just over a week for the table-topping Chiefs, Baxter - like his coaching counterparts...

Chiefs side to face Leicester Tigers

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 08/14/2020 - 12:13pm

The waiting is almost over. Gallagher Premiership Rugby returns to Sandy Park, but not quite how all of us remember it.

For the Exeter Chiefs, it's been a long wait - 161 days to be precise - for them to restart a campaign which, to date, has produced a formula that has not only driven them to the summit of English rugby's top flight, but has also positioned them nicely in the last eight go Europe's Champions Cup.

Tomorrow, Rob Baxter's squad return to competitive action at Sandy Park (2pm) looking to pick up from where they left off back in early March. On that occasion...

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