Rob Baxter backs Sam Simmonds to keep pushing for England selection

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Rob Baxter has provided support for Sam Simmonds after another week went by without an international call up. Speaking ahead of the visit of Bath this weekend Rob Baxter addressed the media to show understanding for the situation of Sam Simmonds but also of Eddie Jones and the England setup. David Challis caught up with […] READ MORE


South African prop Maks van Dyk signs for Exeter Chiefs

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Exeter Chiefs have announced the signing of South African prop Maks van Dyk. The prop comes in largely to cover the exodus of tight-head props from Exeter to international duty. Rob Baxter’s men find themselves without Harry Williams and Tomas Francis for the upcoming Autumn Nations Cup. As a result, van Dyk joins Exeter after […] READ MORE


Rob Baxter: Covid sacrifices make an Exeter title win greater

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Something many have not considered is the sacrifices made by Premiership players, Rob Baxter was keen to point out about his Exeter players who stand on the brink of a title win. In a press conference this week he noted that sacrifices went beyond simply not going out for a beer. The pressures extended onto […] READ MORE


Lee Blackett leads new era of young English coaches

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Wasps, led by 37 year old Lee Blackett, have stormed into the Gallagher Premiership final. His team will come up against serial finalists Exeter Chiefs and new European champions, of course led by Rob Baxter. This has therefore created the first final since 2013 with two Englishmen in charge of the two teams. These two […] READ MORE



Two different Exeter Chiefs stories as Women make debut

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Today was a day of sunshine for both Exeter Chiefs‘ First XV’s in the West of England. The rainbows showed there was always a shower nearby though. 2016 | Exeter 34–23 Wasps2017 | Exeter 18-16 Saracens2018 | Exeter 36-5 Newcastle2019 | Exeter 42-12 Northampton2020 | Exeter 35-6 Bath@ExeterChiefs know how to get it done in […] READ MORE


Exeter Chiefs: National League to European finalists

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The Exeter Chiefs have a remarkable story one which has seen them transform into somewhat unexpected Premiership champions. The club are now 2020 Heineken Champions Cup finalists. Exeter built their solid foundation step by step. The club has gone from an outdated stadium at the turn of the century, playing in English rugby’s second tier, […] READ MORE


Analysis of the Prospect of Premiership Rugby Midweek Games

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It has been reported by Standard Sport that upon its return, Premiership Rugby will face the prospect of midweek games. This is likely to cause controversy for fans and some players alike as many will cry player welfare. Whilst others will argue the product is being devalued. All are reasonable complaints to raise. However, given […] READ MORE


Bath, Bristol Bears and Exeter Chiefs veto salary cap cuts

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Premiership Rugby sides were unable to reach a unanimous decision on cutting the salary cap ahead of next season. Bath Rugby, Bristol Bears and Exeter Chiefs were the only three clubs to go against the wage cuts. Cuts to the cap had been proposed to due the financial implications that COVID-19 is having upon Premiership […] READ MORE