Online Sport Editor Harry Scott-Munro reviews the semi-final action from rugby’s European competitions. Last weekend’s European semi-finals saw the finalists decided in both the Heineken Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup. There will be South-West representation in both finals, as Exeter Chiefs and Bristol Bears beat Toulouse and Bordeaux-Begles respectively to secure their maiden appearances […]
European Rugby Round-Up
Online Sport Editor Harry Scott-Munro reviews the quarter-final action from this weekend’s European competition. After a long delay, European rugby finally returned this weekend with the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarterfinals pitting Europe’s best against each other. The Champions Cup served up four hugely entertaining encounters, with Exeter Chiefs securing their maiden Champions […]
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.
Exeter Chiefs dethroned by Saracens in Premiership Final
It was a case of déjà vu all over again on Saturday 26 May as the Chiefs succumbed to a Premiership Final defeat to Saracens in a repeat of the 2016 fixture. Having put in a succession of masterful domestic displays this season, the Sandy Park outfit went into the game with a 10-game winning […]
All bite but no bark: Is Chris Ashton’s ban appropriate?
Chris Ashton has been handed a thirteen week ban for biting the prop Alex Waller. The Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel upheld the charge against the Saracens player stemming from their 27-12 Premiership victory over Northampton Saints.The second charge against him for biting later in the same match was thrown out. Ashton maintained his innocence […]
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 […]
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 […]