Former Chiefs player meets current star

A FORMER Exeter Rugby player had a treat last week when he got a visit from one of the team’s current stars.

Gerald Doidge, 83, a resident of Amberwood Residential Home, in Exeter Road, played for Exeter when he was in his 20s.

He was visited by current Exeter Chiefs’ lock Chris Bentley, who presented him with a Chiefs’ shirt, player’s tie, programme and wristband.

Bentley, who has previously played for England Under 21s and the Barbarians, also took time out to visit the home’s other residents.

Angela Rook, the home’s activity co-ordinator, said: “Gerald still follows the Chiefs with a passion, and every week I have to update him on how they’re doing!

“Chris was absolutely amazing. He was with Gerald for three quarters of an hour, and talked to him like he was an old friend.”