Exeter Chiefs


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 …

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 …

ROB BAXTER has told his table-topping Exeter Chiefs to ‘prepare for battle’ when they play host to Gloucester in Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership clash at Sandy Park (1pm). In the first of three upcoming meetings between the two clubs – they also meet twice next month in the Heineken Champions Cup – the need to lay …

INJURY has ruled Exeter Chiefs winger Jack Nowell out of Saturday’s Quilter International match against Australia at Twickenham. The Cornishman has been struggling with a hamstring problem and his absence hands Bath’s Joe Cokanasiga a second start for his country. Nowell’s Exeter team-mates Henry Slade and Ben Moon do come back into England’s starting line-up …

A LAST-gasp penalty try gave Exeter Chiefs a great comeback win over Bristol Bears that keeps them unbeaten and top of the Gallagher Premiership table. The Chiefs eventually triumphed 31-29 at Ashton Gate when referee Greg Macdonald ruled Bristol had illegally brought down a rolling maul. Exeter had been 26-12 down early in the second …

EXETER Chiefs centre, Henry Slade, has received a blow with the news that he will miss ‘at least’ the first four weeks of England’s Six Nations campaign with a niggling shoulder problem. The 24 year-old picked up the injury during Exeter Chiefs’ 28-21 European Champions Cup defeat at Glasgow Warriors last weekend and will be …