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Wasps collapse in spectacular fashion as Exeter boost Premiership title hopes

Exeter 43-13 WaspsWasps lead 13-10 at half-time only to implode in second halfThey are a long way shy of their best – witness the summary ejection here from Europe last weekend – but Exeter, champions of both Europe and England, keep up their defence o…

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Jordan Larmour strikes twice as Leinster knock out holders Exeter

Exeter 22-34 LeinsterLarmour’s double tilts topsy-turvy clash Leinster’s way And then there were none. This year’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final draw is still to be made but there will be no English involvement for the fourth time in the past dozen…

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Meet Dave Ewers, Exeter’s cake-baking ‘gain-line monster’

The Exeter back-row – one of the best uncapped players in England – provides Leinster with a giant challenge on SaturdayEvery team sport has them. Year after year they perform to a reliably high standard for their club but, for whatever reason, interna…

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Exeter’s Rob Baxter plays down talk of French dominance in Champions Cup

Five of eight sides left in competition are from FranceHolders Exeter host Leinster on Saturday in last-eight tieFive of the eight remaining sides in this season’s Champions Cup are from France but Exeter’s director of rugby, Rob Baxter, believes a fir…

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Rest is best for Leinster’s bid to storm fortress Exeter, says Tadhg Furlong

Prop says fresh legs from missed Toulon tussle boosts chancesFurlong expects fierce performance from defending championsThe Leinster prop Tadhg Furlong believes an extra week’s rest following their last-16 walkover last Friday can work to their advanta…

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Jonny Hill’s double leads holders Exeter to win over Lyon in Champions Cup

Exeter 47-25 LyonChiefs fight back to set up quarter-final against LeinsterThe leading French clubs may be looking ominous but the defending champions Exeter are not about to relinquish their European title meekly. Even without a raucous home crowd the…

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Exeter thump Bath as England flanker Sam Underhill returns from injury

Bath 16-38 ExeterChiefs score six tries to fight back from 13-0 down Exeter’s biggest ever victory here looked at one point as unlikely as Worcester mounting a title challenge. They were 13-0 down in almost as many minutes, and at that point were being…

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Ollie Sleightholme’s quick thinking seals Northampton win at Exeter

Exeter 12-13 NorthamptonJoe Simmonds was prevented from taking conversionOllie Sleightholme ensured Northampton won here for the first time in seven years when he prevented Joe Simmonds taking a conversion to win the game with time up.There were 69 sec…

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Exeter squeeze past Worcester after surviving fierce Warriors fightback

Worcester 17-21 ExeterTries by Jonny Gray, Ian Whitten and Ollie Devoto for ExeterExeter rediscovered the winning habit – but only just – on one of the two grounds where they have never experienced defeat in the Premiership. Worcester recovered after t…

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Semi Radradra has the final say as resilient Bristol outclass Exeter

Exeter 7-20 BristolBears top table as Exeter suffer second league loss in a rowBeauty is in the eye of the beholder, but few onlookers would have found this top-of-the-table clash more absorbing than Bath v Wasps the previous evening. All, that is, exc…

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Semi Radradra has the final say as resilient Bristol outclass Exeter

Exeter 7-20 BristolBears top table as Exeter suffer second league loss in a rowBeauty is in the eye of the beholder, but few onlookers would have found this top-of-the-table clash more absorbing than Bath v Wasps the previous evening. All, that is, exc…

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James Gaskell’s double sets Wasps on way to inflicting Exeter’s first defeat

Wasps 34-5 ExeterSimon McIntyre and James Gaskell score two tries eachWasps gained a measure of revenge for last October’s Premiership final defeat by inflicting the first defeat of the season on Exeter with James Gaskell, chosen out of position in the…

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Arise Sir Lewis: Hamilton given knighthood in new year honours list

Rob Burrow awarded MBE for work on MND awarenessAnne Keothavong among those also handed honoursA stunning 12 months for Lewis Hamilton on and off the track, which included equalling Michael Schumacher’s record of seven Formula One titles and becoming a…

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Sam Simmonds helps rusty Exeter beat Gloucester to maintain perfect start

Exeter 28-20 GloucesterSimmonds scores twice in second half to earn bonus pointExeter maintained a perfect start to the defence of their Gallagher Premiership crown despite a far from a perfect display in a 28-20 victory over Gloucester.A Covid-19 outb…

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Exeter were ‘overlooked’ at BBC Sports Personality of the Year, says Woodburn

‘I think we were deserving of some mention,’ says wingChiefs make three changes for Boxing Day visit of GloucesterThe Exeter wing Olly Woodburn has said the Chiefs have become used to being overlooked after they ended up empty-handed at last Sunday’s B…

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Exeter were ‘overlooked’ at BBC Sports Personality of the Year, says Woodburn

‘I think we were deserving of some mention,’ says wingChiefs make three changes for Boxing Day visit of GloucesterThe Exeter wing Olly Woodburn has said the Chiefs have become used to being overlooked after they ended up empty-handed at last Sunday’s B…

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Rugby union end of year review: Exeter reign supreme amid Covid-19 chaos | Robert KItson

Despite the disappointment of the delayed Six Nations finale, the sport still served up some memorable moments in 20201. It will soon be 2021. Continue reading…

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Exeter defence of Champions Cup in serious doubt after Covid outbreak

Tournament organisers abandon Sunday’s clash with ToulouseGlasgow v Lyon also off as Scottish club’s players self-isolate Exeter’s defence of their Champions Cup crown has suffered a serious setback following the cancellation of Sunday’s match against …

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Exeter defence of Champions Cup in serious doubt after Covid outbreak

Tournament organisers abandon Sunday’s clash with ToulouseGlasgow v Lyon also off as Scottish club’s players self-isolate Exeter’s defence of their Champions Cup crown has suffered a serious setback following the cancellation of Sunday’s match against …

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Champions Cup holders Exeter start defence with record win over Glasgow

Exeter 42-0 GlasgowSix tries for champions in bonus point victoryIt has been the shortest honeymoon period in club rugby history but Exeter are simply carrying on where they left off in October. Last season’s double winners have already won their first…