Exeter Chiefs


YOU COULD forgive Exeter Chief’s Don Armand if he was the most frustrated man on the planet. England’s back row during the Six Nations was crying out for his no-nonsense ball-carrying, clearing out and ability as a general nuisance, but he was ignored by Red Rose boss Eddie Jones until too late. Granted a paltry …

EXETER Chiefs’ back five utility forward Ed Holmes has joined promotion-chasing Bristol on a short-term contract, the GKIPA Championship leaders confirming Sunday’s report in the Indy. Holmes, 22, has been drafted in due to injury worries following the release of second rows Daniel Tuohy, who departed by mutual consent, and Georgian national team captain Giorgi …

Exeter Chiefs 20 Newcastle Falcons 17 EXETER Chiefs set up a mouth-watering all-West Country Anglo-Welsh Cup final against Bath at Gloucester’s Kingsholm Stadium next Sunday with a tense victory over Newcastle Falcons at Sandy Park. It is the fourth successive time the Chiefs have reached the showpiece event, and it will be their sixth top-flight …

EXETER Chiefs supporters will have been delighted to hear the news that Dave Ewers has signed a new two-year contract with the club, keeping him at Sandy Park until at least 2020. With Thomas Waldrom heading back home to New Zealand at the end of the season, the thought of losing the popular Ewers as …

Exeter Chiefs 24 Saracens 12 EXETER Chiefs took a massive step towards securing a home Premiership semi-final with a hard-fought victory over Saracens in an absorbing top-of-the-table clash. The Premiership champions went into their game against the European champions, in a match delayed 24 hours by snow, with a four-point lead in the table over …

A FORMER West Country professional rugby player has a new role – training the Estonian national team. Corporal Chris Budgen is fitting the job into his duties while on deployment in the Baltic country with the military. Chris, who has played for Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints, is stationed in Tapa, more than 80 miles …

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. …

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 …

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