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It was the game that confirmed Exeter Chiefs’ arrival on the national stage: the Championship final victory of May 2010. As the squad reunited for Gareth Steenson’s testimonial, we asked Where are Chiefs’ champions now? MARK FOSTER – The gifted back-three star arrived at the Chiefs ahead of their Championship-winning campaign of 2009/10 from Premiership …

NEW Somerset chief executive Lee Cooper has been talking about his long association with the club and passion for cricket. Having taken over from Guy Lavender, who left during the week to take up a similar role with the MCC, 37-year- old Cooper is intent on fulfilling a schoolboy dream that looked to have been …

EXETER coaching duo Rob Baxter and Ali Hepher must be viewed as prime contenders to succeed Eddie Jones as England boss, according to Chiefs fly-half Gareth Steenson. Whilst the prospect of losing newly promoted director of rugby Baxter and head coach Hepher will fill Exeter fans with horror, their stock has rocketed in the light …

MANCHESTER United’s Academy made the single biggest contribution to last season’s Premier League of any youth set-up, a Press Association Sport study has found. Their graduates racked up more than twice as many top-flight minutes played as the next best Academy. Players who finished their youth careers in the United Academy were on the field …

AFC Bournemouth are still looking for their first Premier League points of the season after going down to two late goals at home to Watford. Bristol City had to settle for a share of the spoils in a 0-0 stalemate with Millwall. Richard Latham reports from Ashton Gate and also discusses the extra pressure being …

WINNING the Premier League is currently not the best of career moves, for the last few have barely seen out the following season and the halfway mark has been about it for three of them. The trend began four years ago with Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement after delivering his 13th Premier title at Manchester United. …

There were welcome victories for Plymouth Argyle and Yeovil Town on Saturday but defeats for Bournemouth, Bristol City, Bristol Rovers and Torquay United. In the Westcountry derby, Swindon Town and Exeter City shared the points. Meanwhile, rugby returned to Exeter Chiefs’ Sandy Park HQ as a bumper crowd were treated to a plethora of points …

Golf and tennis could hold the key to recovering from a stroke… especially if patients practise their backswing, according to new research. Players who focus on the movement perfect their skills twice as quickly. Apart from the implications for sport, it may boost rehabilitation for neurological conditions. Previous studies have found golf and tennis improve …