Calling all rugby fans: Win a chance to be a Land Rover mascot at Rugby World Cup 2019

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 05/31/2019 - 3:00pm

Land Rover, a Worldwide Partner for Rugby World Cup 2019, is offering one lucky youngster the ultimate rugby experience with the chance to lead out the England team as a Rugby World Cup 2019 mascot in Japan.

The prize includes a four-night trip to Japan for two (winner & chosen guardian), two match tickets, accommodation and return flights. The competition is open to children aged between 7 years and 13 years old.

The competition is open to enter by visiting the Land Rover activation in the West Fan Village between 11.30am and 3.00pm at this year’s Gallagher Premiership...

Forces/Services Charity Dress Up Rugby Fun Day

Event Date: 
08/06/2019 - 12:00pm to 11:30pm
Exeter Saracens RFC

We are holding a Forces/Services Charity Fun Day at Exeter Saracens RFC which is raising funds for two charities (Pawsome Pensions & Purple Poppy). Our theme is Dress Up Rugby and we have our senior team who will be playing against teams from the forces and services, all wearing a dress along with other side events such as a fun run, and tug of war contest. We have a military band coming and the Cold Stream Guards are bringing a climbing wall. Lots of stalls, bouncy castles and rugby rodeo.

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Van Der Sluys leaves the Chiefs

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 03/07/2019 - 8:46am

Wilhelm Van Der Sluys has bid an emotional farewell to Exeter Chiefs, bringing to an end his two-season association with the Gallagher Premiership club.

The South African-born forward said his goodbyes to everyone at Sandy Park on Tuesday, before jetting back to his homeland to take up a contract offer with Super Rugby outfit, the Lions.

The 27-year-old was brought to Devon by Chiefs Director of Rugby Rob Baxter in July 2017 from the Kings initially on a one-year deal, but he did enough during that first season to convince Baxter to prolong his stay.

A popular...

Red Roses visit Sandy Park ahead of record-breaking Italy clash

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Tue, 03/05/2019 - 11:13am

England Women’s Marlie Packer and Lagi Tuima have visited Sandy Park ahead of round four of the Women’s Six Nations where England will take on Italy on Saturday, March 9 (12.05pm).

With over 9,700 tickets currently sold, the upcoming game will be a record breaker in terms of number of tickets sold to a Red Roses’ home fixture outside of a Women’s Rugby World Cup.

As well as meeting with a number of stakeholders from local clubs, universities, colleges and Exeter City Council, Packer and Tuima spent the morning with over 100 girls and the Exeter Chiefs Community department...

Chiefs side to face Sale Sharks

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 03/01/2019 - 6:42pm

Rob Hunter says Exeter Chiefs will need to be at their best as they look to preserve their lead at the top of the Gallagher Premiership.

Tomorrow, the Devonians tackle Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium (3pm) in a fixture forwards coach Hunter insists is ‘one of the hardest’ in the division.

With just eight rounds of the regular season remaining, the jostling for positions at either end of the Premiership table is intensifying by the week.

It is therefore little wonder that coaches across the division are demanding their teams show the necessary fight as every...

Chiefs side to face Gloucester

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 02/14/2019 - 1:18pm

Rob Baxter has called on his Exeter Chiefs side to show their 'fighting qualities' when they tackle rivals Gloucester tomorrow night in Round 13 of this season's Gallagher Premiership at Kingsholm (7:45pm).

Over a month has passed since the Chiefs last took to the field in top-flight action - that day they won 14-9 at home to Bristol Bears to maintain their position as the divisional frontrunner - and Director of Rugby Baxter has spoken of the excitement that exists within the camp ahead of this fourth meeting of the season against the Cherry & Whites.

So far, the...

Exeter College's Under 18 Academy is seeking sponsorship from local businesses to play in Japan

Exeter College U18 Academy to play for England at prestigious World Rugby Youth Tournament in Japan

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:30am

Exeter College’s U18 Academy has once again been invited to represent England Schools and Colleges, competing with teams from around the world, at the prestigious ‘Sanix World Youth Invitational U18 Rugby Tournament’ to be held in Japan this spring.

The event, hosted by the Japan Rugby Union, takes place in Fukuoka from 26th April – 6th May 2019. The Exeter squad is set to take on teams from Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France and Wales. In total there will be 10 international teams at the tournament competing over a 10-day period.

The aspiring young players from...

Trio agree new deals at Exeter Chiefs

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 01/27/2019 - 9:40pm

Rob Baxter’s forward-planning is gathering pace after the Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby last night confirmed three more of his current squad have agreed new deals with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Long-serving back Phil Dollman, together with centre Ollie Devoto and winger Olly Woodburn, are the latest names to confirm they are extending their stays at Sandy Park.

Dollman – who is celebrating 10 years at the Chiefs this season – has put pen to paper on a new one-year deal, while Devoto and Woodburn have each signed two-year contracts.

The news comes just days...

Chiefs and England trio agree new deals

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 01/21/2019 - 9:20am

Rob Baxter’s forward-thinking vision for Exeter Chiefs has tonight been boosted with the news that three of their highly-rated stars have all pledged their immediate futures to the club.

England internationals Luke Cowan-Dickie, Jack Nowell and Henry Slade have all put pen to paper on two-year deals that will keep them at Sandy Park until the end of the 2020/2021 season.

Having all come through the Devon club’s academy structure, the trio have since gone on to establish themselves as household names within the Chiefs ranks, each of them amassing over 100 first team...

Topsham Rugby Club invites women to grab a friend and take on a new challenge!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/10/2019 - 11:44am

Rather than making a new year’s resolution that you break by the end of January, ensure 2019 a year of positive change by taking on new challenges and trying something new. Like playing rugby.

Don’t let your preconceptions put you off, you can do this. Topsham Rugby Club are offering women a less daunting way of broadening their horizons as they encourage women to step out of their comfort zone with a fun introduction to rugby. During the Warrior Camps, women are encouraged to unleash their inner strength and determination as they embrace the challenge of trying a new sport....