Exeter Chiefs Women have taken centre stage over recent weeks and face a huge semi-final at home to Saracens in the Allianz Premier 15s on Sunday, June 11th, kick-off 3pm.

The game is being played at Sandy Park and there are plenty of details on tickets and hospitality on the Exeter Chiefs website.

The Chiefs secured a home tie in the last four with an explosive 58-19 demolition of Gloucester-Hartpury Women, as Susie Appleby’s side ran in eight tries against the leading side in the division for much of the campaign.

On the men’s side, Joe Simmonds will join a number of former Chiefs in plying their trade in France next season, as he confirmed a move to Pau. Sam Simmonds and Harry Williams are signing for Montpellier, while Jack Nowell is moving to La Rochelle.

The fly-half scored more than 1,000 points in 178 games for Exeter and was awarded an MBE in December 2020.

"I've been playing in the Premiership for a while now and the Top 14 is a championship that attracts me a lot, just like the Pau club," Simmonds told the Pau website.

"I think I can bring leadership to the team by giving a lot on the pitch and helping young players grow. It's a great opportunity to be able to play in the Top 14."

Tongan international Solomone Kata is another one to have left Sandy Park, and he will be playing his rugby at Premiership rivals Leicester Tigers next season. Kata made 17 appearances for the Chiefs, scoring four tries.

Kata told the club website: “Just want to take this time to say thanks to the Exeter Chiefs for giving me the opportunity to experience my first Premiership Rugby season. I have enjoyed a lot playing for this amazing team and I am grateful to have come across some amazing coaches, staff and the lads.

“I also cannot forget the fans and appreciate all the support you have given me and my family, it’s been an experience I will never forget.”

Two Exeter Chiefs have been named in the England U18 squad for the international series taking place in South Africa in August. Exeter College’s Nick Lilley and Junior Kpoku from Finborough School will travel to the tournament in Cape Town.