Rugby


Wasps 13 Exeter Chiefs 7 EXETER Chiefs slipped to a third successive Premiership defeat for the first time in three years as they went down to old foes Wasps. The Devon side gave themselves hope of victory when hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie (pictured) crossed for a try just past the midway point of the second half. …

THERE’S a local derby at Sixways on Saturday as Worcester Warriors play host to Gloucester Rugby. Gloucester go into the game determined to maintain their challenge for a top four spot against a Worcester side who will be keen to pull further clear of the foot of the table. Having beaten Leicester Tigers last weekend, …

CORNISH Pirates captain Chris Morgan labelled last week’s stunning 41-0 victory at Greene King IPA Championship rivals Hartpury as one of the best results in his ten years at the club. The Pirates were given little chance of picking up the bonus point win they needed to reach the quarter-finals of the British and Irish …

IT TAKES a very strong-minded individual to turn his back on playing for his country and strike out in another continent thousands of miles from home, but that’s exactly what Exeter Chiefs’ new wing-man Santiago Cordero decided to do last month when he upped sticks from Buenos Aires. Capped 33 times by the Pumas, with …

EXETER Chiefs scrum-half Jack Maunder could be excused for feeling miffed right now. After playing a huge hand in Chiefs’ Premiership title success last season and being capped on England’s subsequent tour of Argentina, the 20-year-old home-grown pivot has tasted just 21 minutes of league action this season – in the first game at Gloucester! …

THERE will be four Exeter Chiefs players and three from Bath Rugby in England’s matchday squad for their opening Nat West Six Nations clash of the season against Italy on Sunday. Sam Simmonds will start his first-ever Six Nations clash at number eight as we wins his fourth cap in the back-row, whilst Chiefs’ team-mates …

RUGBY star Jack Nowell is raising a glass to the RNLI in a new fund-raising campaign – after helping raise thousands for the charity last year. The England winger is a Royal National Lifeboat Institution Ambassador. The Exeter Chiefs star has been drafted into England’s Six Nations squad and has put his name down for …

HOMELESS and vulnerable people benefited when Plymouth Argaum RFC’s Cornwall/Devon League match with Wessex was postponed last Saturday. The late postponement due to a waterlogged pitch at Bickleigh Down left Argaum with 80 pasties they had ordered to feed the players and officials. However, instead of freezing or wasting them, Argaum donated them to the …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Exeter13100336522450
2Saracens1390442023645
3Wasps1380536232139
4Gloucester1380529432038
5Bath1370634130737
6Newcastle Falcons1380525429836
7Sale1360732629533
8Leicester1370629630632
9Harlequins1360735434932
10Northampton1350829736226
11Worcester13301025237919
12London Irish13101221938310
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1Bristol1414006012701268
2Ealing Trailfinders1412025042671159
3Yorkshire Carnegie14914341351644
4Bedford146264213661240
5Doncaster146173663581339
6Jersey14716256269333
7Nottingham14617344370733
8Cornish Pirates145093963961232
9Richmond14608288403630
10Hartpury RFC14419266330927
11London Scottish14419323442927
12Rotherham Titans14101325553937