Exeter Chiefs


MATT KVESIC comes into the Exeter Chiefs side for their top-of-the-table Premiership clash with Saracens at Sandy Park on Saturday. Kvesic for Tom Lawday is the only change Exeter make to their starting line-up, but the Chiefs are able to name fit-again hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie and scrum-half Nic White, who was forced to miss last …

EXETER Chiefs scrum-half Stuart Townsend is set to the miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Townsend picked up the injury in the Chiefs’ Heineken Champions Cup home defeat to Gloucester. Exeter also have concerns over the fitness of Aussie international Nic White due to a foot problem and Jack Maunder, who …

EXETER Chiefs got their first win in this season’s Champions Cup on Friday night as they beat Gloucester 29-17 at Kingsholm Stadium. The Chiefs ran in four tries to pick up a full five points which gives them a lifeline of still progressing to the knockout stages. They had gone into the match knowing another …

EXETER Chiefs welcome back their big guns for Saturday’s must-win Heineken Champions Cup encounter against Gloucester at Sandy Park (1pm). After an opening round draw with Munster, then a narrow defeat to French champions Castres, Chiefs find themselves up against it in Pool Two heading towards the halfway stage. However, they would be back in …

EXETER Chiefs’ unbeaten start to the 2018-19 Premiership season came to an end on Friday evening when they were beaten 28-26 away at Harlequins. Two Nathan Earle tries and one apiece from James Chisholm and Joe Marchant helped Quins secure a bonus point win that moves them up to fourth in the standings. Table-toppers Exeter …

WINGER Tom O’Flaherty will make his first Premiership start for Exeter Chiefs on Friday evening when they take on Harlequins at the Stoop (7.45pm). The Chiefs stick largely with the side from that saw off Gloucester 23-6 last weekend to make it eight wins out of eight in the league. The pack remains untouched, but …

EXETER Chiefs star Jack Nowell is facing eight weeks out with a hamstring tear. Cornishman Nowell picked up the injury while on England duty. It forced him to miss the final Quilter Autumn International against Australia last weekend. Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxeter said:  “Jack’s got a pretty significant hamstring tear. It’s one …

A HOST of West Country players have been named in the England Under-20 training squad for the 2018/19 season. Head coach Steve Bates has selected 45 players to attend a development camp. The camp will take place at Loughborough University from this Friday until Sunday. It will give pathway coaches an opportunity to assess players …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Exeter12100236122351
2Saracens12100237025847
3Harlequins1260630427333
4Gloucester1261529727932
5Sale1261524125229
6Wasps1260627732029
7Leicester1250729935529
8Bath1252525527128
9Northampton1250728527526
10Bristol1240827234124
11Worcester1240825529021
12Newcastle Falcons1230922430317
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1London Irish111001411166949
2Ealing11803358293840
3Bedford Blues11803286263638
4Jersey Reds117043292081038
5Cornish Pirates116053202581236
6Nottingham11614288277632
7Coventry11416209283624
8London Scottish11407228295622
9Doncaster11407265292521
10Richmond11308224292416
11Yorkshire Carnegie11308183309416
12Hartpury RFC11209168333311