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Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs is a professional rugby union club based in Exeter, Devon.

£12The Exeter Chiefs is an English professional rugby union club based in Exeter, Devon, England. The club plays in Premiership Rugby, England's top division of rugby.

The club was initially formed in 1871, but it wasn't until October of 1872 that the club was actually founded. Since 2006, the team has played its home matches at Sandy Park. The team has been known by the name "Chiefs" since 1999.Exeter Rugby played its first match against the club now known as St. Luke's on October 26, 1873.

Later, in 1893, the Devon County Ground facility was formed, and Exeter Football Club was one of the first to use the grounds. Soon, the club had to share the grounds with cricket clubs, cycling events, and horse shows.

In 2002, the club decided to build a new stadium at Sandy Park, near Sowton. The new build would allow for a larger capacity of 8,200 people, which would allow the Chiefs to achieve premiership status. In 2006, the club officially moved to Sandy Park, which can now accommodate 12,600 spectators with plans to expand capacity to 20,600. In 2014, the first phase of the expansion began, a £12 million plan. Now, Sandy Park is one of the largest rugby grounds in England.

Timeline

July 2021
The club unveils a new logo.
September 2015
Sandy Park hosts three of the Rugby World Cup matches.
2010
The Exeter Chiefs are promoted to the Premiership for the first time.
2006
Exeter Chiefs begin playing their matches at Sandy Park.
1997
Exeter is promoted into the Premiership Two for the first time from National League 1.
1873
The club plays its first match against St. Luke's College.
1871
Exeter Chiefs are founded.

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Yohannes Lowe
March 12, 2020
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Man had scaled fence around Tony Rowe's farmhouse in East Devon while wearing Guy Fawkes mask

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