Rugby

Exeter Chiefs won a thrilling European Cup final, defeating French outfit Racing 92, 31-17.

Today is THE day for Exeter Chiefs and all their supporters as the Sandy Park men play in the biggest game of their 149-year history when they take on Racing 92 in the Champions Cup.

There will be no league rugby for Exmouth, Withycombe, Sidmouth or Honiton rugby clubs until the start of 2021 - at the earliest.

Plans to welcome a number of supporters back into Sandy Park for next week’s Gallagher Premiership clash between Exeter Chiefs and London Irish on Wednesday, September 30 have had to be shelved, writes Mark Stevens.

Exmouth Rugby have submitted an application for a share of Section 106 funding for Sports Facilities, for a new drainage project to their second pitch and training area next to Langerwehe Way and Royal Avenue.

The Rugby Football Union has announced that the phased return of community rugby reaches the next step, from Tuesday 1 September, with clubs able to start limited and restricted contact rugby training and organise inter-club non-contact fixtures.

Exmouth RFC held their 2019/20 Awards Evening.

Whilst it may be seen as a step into the unknown for some, Rob Baxter says the challenge of getting his Exeter Chiefs squad primed and ready for midweek fixtures is something that is largely ‘exciting’ for him and his players. writes Mark Stevens.

Exmouth Rugby presented their Colts Awards for 2019-20 last weekend.

Head coach Susie Appleby has kept her promise about bringing international stars to the newly-formed Exeter Chiefs Women’s side with the news of the signing of Spanish international duo Patricia Garcia and Laura Delgado.

Having marked their return to Gallagher Premiership action with a maximum haul against Leicester Tigers, Exeter Chiefs are now bracing themselves for two testing away-day assignments, the first of which comes tomorrow night at Sale Sharks (6pm).

Exeter Chiefs chairman Tony Rowe has spoken out about the problems that Premiership matches being played without supporters, will bring to top flight clubs throughout the country.

Here we continue our rugby memories from Terry O’Brien of Sidmouth RC

Much has been seen in the news recently regarding Exeter Rugby Club’s controversial use of the ‘Chiefs’ branding name, writes Terry O’Brien.

Alastair McHarg arrived in East Devon to live and work in 1975, writes Terry O’Brien. d

Exeter Chiefs have announced that they are to retain both the club’s current name and logo, but they are to ‘retire’ the club mascot.

Withycombe RFC ladies section are looking for more players to join them.

Continuing our rugby memories from Terry O’Brien who remains very involved in rugby to this day through his association with Sidmouth RFC.

Withycombe RFC are going to be staging their annual club awards over two weekends.

The RFU have issued fixtures for all the regional leagues and set out plans for a number of scenarios with regard to the 2020/21 campaign.

The RFU have issued fixtures for all the regional leagues and set out plans for a number of scenarios with regard to the 2020/21 campaign.

Withycombe Under-15s are looking to recruit some new players ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

The cast list of Exeter’s promotion-winning heroes of 2010 may be dwindling, but one of them is at least set to extend his stay with the Chiefs for a while longer, writes Mark Stevens.

Withycombe Under-15s have been keeping active during lockdown with various challenges and, last week saw them cross the finish line in arguably their biggest challenge to date, writes Adam Curtis.

The forward-thinking of Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has hit a new level with confirmation that he has signed 30 of his senior squad to new long-term deals at Sandy Park, writes Mark Stevens.

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