Exeter Chiefs


SOUTH African-born Wilhelm Van Der Sluys has left Exeter Chiefs to take up a contract with Super Rugby outfit the Lions. The 27-year-old, who has been at Sandy Park for two seasons, said his goodbye to everyone at Sandy Park this week. Van Der Sluys initially arrived in Devon in 2017 on a one-year deal, …

EXETER Chiefs’ Rus Tuima will make his first England Under-20 start when they play Italy in the fourth round of the Six Nations Championship at Bedford’s Goldington Road on Friday (7.45pm). Tuima, who is dual-registered with his home-town club Plymouth Albion, will line-up at number eight as head coach Steve Bates makes three changes to …

EXETER’S Nic White insists Saturday’s victory over Sale Sharks was one to ‘cherish’ as the Chiefs continue to lead the way in the Gallagher Premiership. Rob Baxter’s side were made to fight all the way by a Sharks outfit, who hit back from a 15-0 half-time deficit before the Chiefs eventually ran out 20-14 winners …

ROB BAXTER hopes a return to home comforts on Saturday will help his Exeter Chiefs side to a Premiership victory over Newcastle Falcons (2:30pm). Defeat away to Gloucester a week ago saw the Devonians surrender top spot in the division, albeit on points difference to defending champions Saracens. But Baxter believes being back on familiar …

EXETER Chiefs players Jack Nowell and Ben Moon have been brought into England’s starting line-up for their big Six Nations match against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday (4.45pm). Nowell returns in place of the injured Chris Ashton, while Moon get his chance after Mako Vunipola was ruled out. They are the only two changes England …

A HOST of West Country-based players have been named in the England Under-20 for their match with Wales on Friday in Colwyn Bay (7.05pm). With several players retained by Premiership clubs for this weekend’s domestic fixtures head coach Steve Bates has made seven changes to the side that defeated France in the second round of the …

EXETER Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter says he is edging ever closer to putting in place his squad for next season after two more of his current stars agreed new contracts with the club. Having already tied up the futures of a number of his squad in recent weeks, scrum-half Stuart Townsend has committed …

RICHARD CAPSTICK could make his Premiership debut for Exeter on Friday night against Gloucester after being named on the bench for the clash Kingsholm (7:45pm). Capstick and fellow academy youngster Billy Keast are named among the Chiefs’ replacements after impressing against Bristol in the Premiership Rugby Cup last time out. Exeter are without their six …

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Newcastle Falcons11110033913651
Ealing Trailfinders1181240821640
Cornish Pirates1180329215638
Coventry1161428625333
Jersey Reds1160528324631
Ampthill1151527434727
Doncaster Knights1150618925023
Bedford Blues1140720022622
Hartpury College1140718924222
London Scottish1131720424522
Nottingham1140723019022
Yorkshire Carnegie1000111535401
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1Newcastle Falcons13130061
2Ealing Trailfinders13101249
3Cornish Pirates1390443
4Coventry1371539
5Ampthill1371536
6Jersey Reds1360732
7Nottingham1360731
8Doncaster Knights1360728
9Bedford Blues1350826
10Hartpury University1340924
11London Scottish1331922
12Yorkshire Carnegie1300131