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Simmonds named Land Rover Discovery of the Season at Aviva Premiership Rugby awards

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/17/2018 - 1:20pm

Exeter Chiefs forward Sam Simmonds has been named the ‘Land Rover Discovery of The Season’ for the 2017/18 season, at this year’s Aviva Premiership Rugby awards.

The Land Rover Discovery of the Season award recognises the most impressive young player in Aviva Premiership Rugby each season and rewards them for their outstanding contribution to the competition.

Nominees for the award had to be 23 years old or younger on 1st September 2017, and have played at least eight Aviva Premiership Rugby matches this season and not received full international caps prior to 2017....

Baxter welcomes in record Academy intake at Chiefs

Rob Baxter is set to welcome his biggest intake of academy youngsters into his Exeter Chiefs squad for the 2018/19 season.

A great advocate over the years of bringing through youthful, homegrown talent at Sandy Park, the Chiefs Director of Rugby is once again ready to reap the rewards of yet more outstanding work being carried out by the club’s highly successful academy programme.

Richard Capstick, Flynn Elworthy, Barrie Karea, James Kenny, Sam Maunder, James McRae, Sam Morley, Max Norey, Joe Parker-Cook, Alfie Petch, Joe Snow, Danny Southworth, Cory Teague and Rus Tuima...

Chiefs side to face Gloucester

Ali Hepher says the time has come for Exeter Chiefs to "get the hammer down" and propel themselves ever closer to the Aviva Premiership play-offs.

With just four rounds of the regular season remaining, the defending champions currently sit top of the pile, eight points clear of next best Saracens, and ten clear of third-place Wasps.

It's a perfect position for Devon's finest to find themselves in, but head coach Hepher acknowledges the Chiefs must look to strengthen their grip on proceedings, starting with Sunday's clash against Gloucester at a packed out Sandy Park (3pm...

Exeter Chiefs side to face Bath

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:34pm

With the new Formula One season set to race into gear this weekend, so Rob Baxter is looking for his own side to maintain pole position in the Aviva Premiership with just five rounds of the scheduled season remaining.

Tomorrow, the defending champions make their shortest trip of the season to local rivals Bath in a mouth-watering Round 18 fixture at the Recreation Ground (7:45pm).

Buoyed by recent wins over Northampton Saints and Saracens, the Chiefs are seven points clear of next-best Wasps at the summit and victory against their nearest and dearest will edge them ever...

Rugby legend, Jonathan Davies is coming to Exeter Golf and Country Club

A three-course dinner followed by one of the UK’s most acclaimed after-dinner sports speakers; rugby legend, Jonathan Davies.

Everyone welcome – you don’t have to be a member!

Jonathan Davies is the key rugby commentator for the BBC following an illustrious rugby career playing for various clubs and internationally for both Rugby Union and Rugby League. Davies played his club rugby in Wales, England and Australia.

Davies leads broadcast coverage for both international and domestic games on the BBC. With his unrivalled enthusiasm and invaluable insights from his dual...

Flybe pilots take flight in new uniform!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:18pm

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has given its 650-strong pilot workforce a brand new look that complements the striking purple uniforms of its cabin crew.

The new navy uniform for its pilots features a stylishly fitted jacket with distinctive platinum epaulettes and stripes that clearly designate the rank of Captain (four stripes), Senior First Officer (three) and First Officer (two). Designed with full crew participation, the brief was for it to be a quality, comfortable, user-friendly outfit to better reflect the airline’s forward looking image than the previous...

Chiefs side to face Worcester Warriors

Rob Baxter says his Exeter Chiefs side are facing a pivotal month ahead as they look to strength their position at the summit of the Aviva Premiership. The reigning champions head into tomorrow’s Round 14 battle against visiting Worcester Warriors at Sandy Park (2pm), looking to build on their five-point advantage over next-best Saracens at the top of the table. Having used the past fortnight in the Anglo-Welsh Cup to not only recharge a number of his frontline stars, Baxter has also seen others first-team stars come to the fore as Devon’s finest progressed into the last four of the...

Exeter Chiefs open new X-ray room with a jungle-style makeover

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:57am

Stars from the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club officially opened a newly refurbished paediatric X-ray room at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital recently.

The room has been given a jungle-style makeover so it is more friendly and welcoming for children thanks to a fundraising campaign led by Radiology staff and the support of digital imaging company Agfa HealthCare.

It is the second room to receive a makeover as a result of the RD&E’s Big Raise for Little Rays campaign.

The campaign successfully funded the £5,000 refurbishment the first X-ray room with a submarine...

Chiefs side to face Glasgow Warriors

The maths are simple, win or bust!

Exeter Chiefs know nothing less than victory will be enough for them as they look to qualify for the last eight of this season’s European Champions Cup.

Tomorrow, the reigning English champions head North of the Border for their final Pool 3 assignment of the season against Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun (1pm).

Having propelled themselves back into contention with last weekend’s six-try, 41-10 victory over Montpellier at Sandy Park, Rob Baxter’s side know they will have to reproduce a similar performance, if not better, to over the...

Exeter College apprentice selected for England U20s

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:17am

Stand out Apprentice Joe Snow of Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club has been selected to play in the England under 20s squad. 19 year old Joe has been part of the prestigious Exeter Rugby Club Academy & Exeter College Apprentice scheme for the past 2 years.

The Apprenticeship scheme that Exeter College offers is an ideal arrangement for Joe who can still achieve his Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence whilst training, playing at the club and gaining invaluable experience.

Playing at the Exeter Chiefs has given Joe the opportunity to work day in day out with some of the...

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