Print Sport Editor Nick Powell previews the Gallagher Premiership Rugby season, which gets underway on Friday with Exeter Chiefs visiting Harlequins. After the 2019/20 season was dragged kicking and screaming towards its conclusion, it was hard not to be impressed with the way the Premiership’s authorities had managed the final 9 rounds of action. Sure, […]
Opinion – Restructuring, not restarting, needed to revive Premiership
Opinion – Restructuring, not restarting, needed to revive Premiership Print Sport Editor Nick Powell looks at financially motivated plans to restart Rugby Union’s Premiership and ways that this could be avoided. Rugby and Football are not the same. In England’s semi-final win against New Zealand at last year’s Rugby World Cup there were a total […]
Saracens hit with Salary Cap penalty – a chance for the Chiefs?
Saracens’ point deduction is a sanction many had expected for a long time – Nick Powell takes a look at what it all means for Exeter Chiefs.
Chiefs Pull Away to Seal Top Spot
Chiefs Pull Away to Seal Top Spot Exeter Chiefs 40-21 Northampton Saints (21-21) Exeter Chiefs secured top spot in the Gallagher Premiership table as they scored six tries to power past Northampton Saints with a clinical second-half performance. Saints failed to score a point in the second half, but were guaranteed a place in the […]
Dominant Chiefs stroll into Premiership Final
Defending champions Exeter Chiefs thrashed Newcastle Falcons 36-5 at Sandy Park in their Aviva Premiership semi-final on Saturday. Tries from man-of-the-match Nic White, winger Olly Woodburn and captain Don Armand, alongside some imperious kicking by the impressive Joe Simmonds, were the key moments against an unusually sloppy and lacklustre Newcastle side. The victory means Exeter […]
Chiefs bounce back to defeat Harlequins
Having lost each game in the first two weeks of the 2016/17 Aviva Premiership, Exeter Chiefs duly got their first win of the season on the board against Harlequins. Gareth Steenson’s move into the starting XV at fly-half, with Henry Slade going out to 12 and Sam Hill to the bench to accommodate, added much needed […]
Chiefs fall to Saracens in final
The Exeter Chiefs failed to make the necessary comeback as they fell to Saracens by a scoreline of 28-20 in the Aviva Premiership Playoff Final. The Chiefs had fallen behind by a large margin in a first half that was primarily comprised of one-way traffic, going in to the interval behind by 17 points. A […]
To Twickenham! Chiefs fairy tale continues
When Gareth Steenson kicked the conversion in the dying seconds to take the score to 34-23, most fans weren’t even watching. They were celebrating for Exeter Chiefs had just been awarded a penalty try to secure their first ever Aviva Premiership Final. Six short years ago Steenson was kicking the Chiefs to promotion from the […]
Who Will Win the Aviva Premiership?
As the Aviva Premiership season enters its final stages, we take a look at which teams will be contending for major honours come the final in May. Warmer air, drier grass and less cleaning work for the kit-men can only mean one thing- the approach of the end of another unpredictable and tumultuous season of […]