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Premiership Rugby champion, Jack Yeandle, returns to his QE roots

Authored by QueenElizabeth
Posted: Thu, 11/30/2017 - 9:01am

On Monday 27th November, Premiership Rugby star and Ex QE Student, Jack Yeandle came back to Queen Elizabeth’s School in Crediton to deliver a Rugby Masterclass.

As part of QE’s afterschool Rugby Club, Jack led the session with QE’s Rugby stars of the future. Jack also reminisced about the start of his Rugby playing career representing QE. Students found it fascinating to hear him speak of the last game that he played for the school, on the Barnfield pitch against Torrington school, as a Full back rather than his current position as a hooker!

Colin Skinner, PE Team leader...

Chiefs side to face Newcastle Falcons

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 10/06/2017 - 3:22pm

Exeter forwards coach Rob Hunter says the Chiefs are fully prepared for the threat posed by Newcastle Falcons, who visit Sandy Park in tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership encounter (3pm).

Five weeks into the new season and the North East outfit have been the talk of the town, after a stunning start which has seen them net four victories from five starts to date.

Second in the table, level on points with leaders Northampton Saints, the Falcons fly South this weekend looking to add the scalp of the reigning champions, who themselves are looking for an instant pick-me-up following...

Competition for places within Chiefs is driving up standards

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Tue, 09/26/2017 - 2:52pm

Shaun Malton insists competition for places within the Exeter Chiefs squad is helping to drive up standards week by week.

The South African hooker got his first taste of Aviva Premiership action this season, coming off the bench to score one of his side's five tries in their 31-17 victory over Wasps at Sandy Park.

His touchdown, coupled with scores for Olly Woodburn (2), Dave Dennis and Don Armand, were the key highlights in another polished performance from the champions, who remain in pole position after four rounds of the season.

Despite a lengthy injury list,...

David ‘Flats’ Flatman and Mark Durden-Smith set to tackle Premiership Rugby highlights

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:08am

The first airing of Rugby highlights on Channel 5, will be hosted by Rugby legend and former Bath prop, David Flatman, capped by England eight times, and Presenter Mark Durden-Smith. The duo, who have worked together since 2013, will be giving their expert opinion on the weekend’s action and showcasing the key happenings from every game in the league. Channel 5’s highlights package will cover Premiership Rugby, Anglo-Welsh Cup and Premiership Rugby 7s, and each week will feature the insights of former and current players.

David Flatman has made a seamless transition from player to...

Over 300 guests attend Exeter Chiefs' Fixtures Brunch

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:01am

Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby Rob Baxter says he and his team are relishing the prospect of defending their Aviva Premiership title this season. Baxter outlined his side's vision for the new 2017/18 campaign at the first-ever Fixtures Brunch held at the club's Sandy Park home. In welcoming over 300 guests to Exeter's Premier Conferencing & Banqueting Centre, Baxter - together with first-team stars Mitch Lees, Alec Hepburn, Phil Dollman and Dave Ewers - reflected not only on the triumph of last season, but also spelt out the club's desire to push on even further this term. The brunch...

Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s returns to Sandy Park

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/12/2017 - 6:14pm

The biggest rugby sevens festival in the South West returns to Exeter on July 15th and 16th, with 12 international European teams competing in the Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s at Sandy Park and the best amateur teams playing in the SW Rugby 7s at Topsham Sports Ground. Thousands of spectators have packed Sandy Park in the previous two Exeter 7s events and this year’s tournament is set to be even bigger and better, with more rugby and entertainment on offer for fans. The Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s is the final leg of the Rugby Europe Sevens Series, which started in Russia on June 3rd and...

New Chiefs signing Nic is in the pink!

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Wed, 07/12/2017 - 4:48pm

New Exeter Chiefs signing Nic White says he feels like he has made '45 new friends' since joining the team.

The Australian international joined this summer from French Top 14 club Montpellier Herault Rugby.

With fellow Aussies such as Julian Salvi, Lachie Turner, Ollie Atkins, Ben White and Dave Dennis already embedded with the Chiefs, the scrum-half was guaranteed a warm welcome.

Nic said having fellow countrymen around him made it easier to settle in but he added: "It feels like after a couple of weeks I have 45 new best mates!"

Capped 22 times by the...

Devon loves rugby, it's official!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 07/04/2017 - 1:06pm

More than 40 clubs across the county offer coaching and play opportunities for every age group from tots through to women's and men's teams. 11,000 of us regularly support the premiership winning Exeter Chiefs. There's something for everyone.

And with all this comes Wooden Spoon, the children's charity of rugby.

Rugby players and supporters are a friendly and caring bunch who also use the power of rugby to raise funds to support local children's projects. Since the year 2000, Wooden Spoon Devon has raised £1.35million and supported more than 30 projects across the county,...

** COMPETITION CLOSED *** Win a T-shirt or print of Gareth Steenson's title-winning kick

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 06/11/2017 - 11:38pm

The winners are: Nicki Barley and Owen Yapp.

Thank you to everyone who entered - the draw is now closed.

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Art of Rugby have created a new design which captures the moment Gareth Steenson kicked Exeter Chiefs to Premiership glory – and are offering Exeter Daily readers the chance to win a print or a T-shirt featuring the artwork.

Art of Rugby create hand crafted designs to try to emulate the beauty of those split second moments, the moments you never forget. They look to capture the energy, passion and...

Townsend keen to kick on

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 06/09/2017 - 4:52pm

Stuart Townsend admits he is still coming to terms with being crowned a Premiership champion with club side Exeter Chiefs.

Having kicked off last season on the bench for loan club Cornish Pirates at Bedford’s Goldington Road, the talented scrum-half ended it by lifting English rugby’s top prize in front of a packed Twickenham crowd.

The 21-year-old was very much part and parcel of the all-conquering Chiefs outfit, who saw off rivals Wasps 23-20 in a pulsating final that went to extra time for only the second time in the competition’s history.

It capped a remarkable...

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