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Chiefs side to face Saracens

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sat, 05/20/2017 - 2:02pm

Rob Baxter believes his Exeter Chiefs squad are better prepared for what lies ahead as they look to secure themselves a place in this season’s Aviva Premiership Final. Having advanced to Twickenham a year ago, only to lose out narrowly to double winners Saracens, Devon’s finest again find themselves within touching distance of another big day out in the capital. Whereas this time last year it was all new and unchartered waters for Baxter and his squad, this time round the Chiefs enter into tomorrow’s semi-final showdown against Saracens at Sandy Park (2:30pm), better equipped to handle the...

Chiefs side to face Gloucester

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 05/05/2017 - 12:45pm

There may be one round of the scheduled Aviva Premiership season to go, but there is still plenty to do for Rob Baxter and his Exeter Chiefs over the coming weeks.

It starts tomorrow at Kingsholm where Gloucester lie in wait in Round 22 of this season’s competition (4pm).

The Chiefs will head up the M5 safe in the knowledge that they are already assured of a place in the end of season play-offs, but it’s whether they have home advantage that will be uppermost in their thoughts ahead of kick-off.

Win against the Cherry & Whites and the Chiefs will guarantee...

Exeter Chiefs 36 Northampton Saints 12

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sat, 04/29/2017 - 6:56pm

These are indeed heady days for Rob Baxter and his Exeter Chiefs side after they became the first Aviva Premiership Rugby side to secure seven straight bonus-point wins with their biggest-ever victory against Northampton Saints.

Devon’s finest kept up their quest for a home semi-final in this season play-offs with another polished, six-try blast here at Sandy Park.

Northampton had the first word through JJ Hanrahan and the last through Ahsee Tuala, but in between they were no match for the high-flying Chiefs, who powered to a 14th league win of the season thanks to an Olly...

Chiefs side to face Northampton Saints

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:48pm

Rob Baxter says it’s vital his Exeter Chiefs grasp every opportunity afforded to them as they look to maintain their momentum in this season’s Aviva Premiership. Having clocked up a 13-match unbeaten streak that stretches back to the end of October, the Chiefs – along with Wasps and Saracens – have already booked their place in next month’s end of season play-offs. With that objective already safely secured in the bag, however, next on the list for Baxter and his players is to ensure home advantage in the last four – and that means finishing the scheduled season with a flourish. First up...

Exeter Chiefs 38 Bristol Rugby 34

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sat, 04/08/2017 - 7:13pm

As the usual runners and riders position themselves for the final furlong, Exeter Chiefs have safely overcome their first seasonal hurdle by booking their place in the Aviva Premiership’s end of season play-offs.

On Grand National Day, Rob Baxter’s side notched up win number 12 of the campaign, but not before being given an almighty fright by basement battlers Bristol, who threatened to pull off a shock success in this entertaining local derby.

Thankfully, the Chiefs had too much in the tank for their near neighbours, sealing victory with a Thomas Waldrom double and further...

Chiefs side to face Bristol Rugby

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:25pm

Rob Baxter has challenged his Exeter Chiefs players to continue driving up their standards as the club look to cement their place in this season’s Aviva Premiership play-offs.

With just four rounds of the scheduled season remaining, the Chiefs welcome local rivals Bristol Rugby to Sandy Park tomorrow for a full-blooded derby encounter (3pm).

Unbeaten in the league since late October, another maximum haul for Baxter’s side will not only guarantee a top four finish, but it will keep them firmly on course for one of the two home semi-final spots.

Baxter knows the...

Exeter 7s

Event Date: 
15/07/2017 - 11:30am to 16/07/2017 - 11:30am
Venue: 
Sandy Park, Exeter

The Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s returns to Sandy Park for the third time on July 15-16 2017.

Twelve of Europe’s top international Rugby 7s teams will compete in what is the final leg of the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series that gets underway in Russia on 3&4 June.

With thousands of fans heading to Sandy Park over the last two years, the 2017 event is set to be even bigger and better with more rugby and entertainment on offer for spectators.

Following the introduction of rugby sevens into last year’s Olympic Games in Rio, the sport’s popularity continues to...

SW Rugby 7s

Event Date: 
15/07/2017 - 9:00am to 16/07/2017 - 9:00am
Venue: 
Topsham Sports Ground and Sandy Park, Exeter

Enter your team into Exeter's annual 7s tournament, taking place for the third time on the 15th and 16th July 2017 at Topsham Sports Ground and Sandy Park.

The SW Rugby 7s tournament includes men's and women's competitions and there are great prizes on offer for winners and runners up.

Entry is just £120 for a team but you can secure your place with just a £20 deposit.

The tournament is in association with the Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s - so this is your chance to play alongside the top international 7s sides in Europe!

For more information and to enter...

Chiefs will get stronger, insists Woodburn

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 04/02/2017 - 1:18pm

It's perhaps a sign of expectation levels at Sandy Park that even five-point victories are now being heavily scrutinised by Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter and his players.

Baxter admitted post-match following his side's 30-25 Aviva Premiership win over Sale Sharks that there were elements of Exeter's game that needed to be addressed - and that a repeat performance would not be looked upon favourably moving forward.

“I can’t be happy at us playing at that level and we need to shake ourselves up for the remainder the season,” said Baxter post-match at Sandy Park. “We...

University of Exeter prepare to defending national rugby title

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:36pm

The University of Exeter Men’s rugby team are making their final preparations ahead of defending their status as the best student team in the country.

Exeter’s 1st XV will travel to the iconic Twickenham stadium, home to the RFU and England Rugby, to take their place in the final of student sport’s most prestigious competition.

They will compete against Hartpury College in the prestigious British University and College Sports (BUCS) Rugby Union Championship Final on Thursday, March 30.

The players will be looking to secure a second successive victory in the...

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