# exeter

Last year
England hooker to leave Exeter at end of season to join Montpellier
The Chiefs forward will head to France next year.
# salary cap
Sam Simmonds ‘goes with our blessing’, says Exeter boss Rob Baxter
The England forward will head to France’s Top 14 next year.
# pre-season friendlies
Rowntree names Munster team to face London Irish
Meanwhile, Ulster have also announced their squad to take on Exeter Chiefs tomorrow evening.
# Champions Cup
Rob Baxter urges Exeter to maximise opportunities in ‘golden years’ ahead of Munster clash
Baxter wants his players to kick on following Chiefs’ 2020 European and domestic double.
# big blow
Beirne, Coombes, Kilcoyne, and Conway all ruled out of Munster's trip to Exeter
However, Mike Haley, Jean Kleyn and Simon Zebo are fit and available again.
All time
# Business
'A lot of coaches now want choir boys... They just don't want to manage people'
John Andress is now a rugby agent after playing for Exeter, Harlequins, Worcester, Munster, and Connacht.
# Role Model
Hole-in-one, looking up to POC, and physical battles - Hill's rise to the Lions
The England lock gets a start for the Lions this weekend.
# belief
Quins seal stunning Premiership title after sensational final win over Exeter
Jerry Flannery is a key part of the Quins’ coaching team.
# Irish Abroad
Exeter confirm the signing of centre Sean O'Brien from Connacht
The 23-year-old had impressed for the western province in recent times.
# form
Has Josh van der Flier played himself into the Lions conversation?
The Leinster openside’s form was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
# turnaround
Van der Flier, Kelleher, and Henshaw among the Leinster standouts
Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster’s side were superb in Sandy Park yesterday.
# Composure
Cullen hails Byrne's impact for Leinster after Sexton suffers head injury
Leinster overturned a 14-point deficit to beat Exeter in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.
# turnaround
Leinster storm into European semi-final after overcoming 14-point deficit in Exeter
Leo Cullen’s men beat the defending champions to surge into the final four of the Champions Cup.
# Team news
Fardy replaces Baird for Leinster as Exeter make two changes in front row
Leo Cullen’s men didn’t play last weekend after their clash with Toulon was cancelled.
# Draw
Leinster and Munster both facing tricky European routes
Ulster and Connacht will be targeting Challenge Cup success.
# Upheaval
Two Champions Cup games cancelled due to Covid-19 cases in Exeter squad
There could be huge ramifications for Munster, Ulster, and Connacht in Pool B.
# First Time
Exeter edge to first European crown after stunning final battle with Racing
Simon Zebo scored two tries for the Top 14 side as they came up short in Bristol.
# Irish Abroad
Exeter's Irish stalwarts victorious but Simon Zebo superb in defeat for Racing
Gareth Steenson and Ian Whitten have been key men in the English club’s rise.
# Double dreams
Five-try Exeter show ruthless streak to book Premiership final spot
Jonny Hill scored two of Exeter’s five tries as they keep up chase for domestic and European double.
# marching on
Exeter have too much for Toulouse to set up European final against Racing 92
33-year-old ex-Ulster centre Ian Whitten was excellent in midfield for Rob Baxter’s side.
# doff your salary cap
Saracens warm up for Leinster clash with hammering of Exeter
The English champions ran out 40-17 winners of an under-strength clash.
# ambitions
Ed Byrne driving on with Leinster as twin brother Bryan settles in Bristol
The 26-year-old Carlow men have been split up for the first time in their careers.
# Wrap
Irish trio head for League Two play-off final after extra-time drama and second-leg fightbacks
Exeter got the better of Colchester while Northampton Town defeated Cheltenham Town.
# Irish Abroad
'It's easy to get toxic. You're with other lads who can also be in a negative zone'
Eoghan Grace had spells with Munster, Exeter and Connacht during his playing days.
# Munster
'This is a team who is absolutely capable of winning the Heineken Cup'
Speaking on the latest episode of Heineken Rugby Weekly, Andy Dunne says he has been convinced that Johann van Graan’s side can be European champions.
# finale
'There's 47 guys who want to be picked': Munster promise fire without fatigue for decider against Chiefs
Munster will be pumped for the visit of Exeter with or without Peter O’Mahony.
# Room to improve
Munster have 'massive room for improvement' ahead of Exeter showdown
Johann van Graan is pleased with the confidence within his group.
# Full house
26,267 tickets accounted for as Munster sell out Thomond for Exeter's visit
The southern province are starting to make a habit of selling out big games nice and early.
# Champions Cup
Castres powerhouse Vaipulu free to face Munster as he gets 6-week ban
The number eight’s ban was reduced by four weeks due to his guilty plea and expression of remorse.
# slam dunc
Red letter day for Munster heroes expected and unexpected
From chasing to counter-rucking, Munster’s scrum-half proved doubters wrong in Devon.
# futureproof
Carbery shows class throughout ferocious battle
The out-half had a sinking feeling when he his wind-assisted clearance kick invited pressure. But he will be stronger for the experience in Sandy Park.
# forces of nature
Pool in Munster's capable hands after 'immense' effort in Exeter
‘Not a lot of people gave us any chance,’ noted a proud Johann van Graan post-match.
# big game pedigree
O'Mahony proud as Munster make statement against 'oppressive' and impressive Exeter
‘Their ability to hold the ball is very impressive and as a result of that I have to say we’ll take a draw.’
# Champions Cup
Sevens alumnus Goggin a powerful addition to Munster midfield
The Young Munster man has shown his worth at both 12 and 13 and could have played his way into the biggest test of Munster’s season.
# maul or nothing
Leinster battle 'good practice' ahead of Munster's trip to Exeter
Johann van Graan’s pack look in rude health before facing up to another almighty challenge in England.
# Champions Cup
Champions Leinster to open European defence against Wasps, Munster begin with trip to Exeter
The schedule, dates, and kick-off times for the European pool stages are finally in.
# devon sent
Conroy returns for Exeter trip as Ireland 7s ramp up to World Cup
A fortnight out from a World Cup in San Francisco, Ireland are bidding to add another title.
# champion pedigree
Saracens re-take Premiership title with dominant display against Exeter
The Vunipola brothers led the way for Mark McCall’s men as they dethroned Exeter.
# johnny be good
Sexton 'up and around by half-time' lending a helping hand to Ross Byrne after HIA
The out-half failed his own HIA and had to watch the majority of the win over Exeter from the stands.
Leinster vs Exeter Chiefs, Champions Cup
Leo Cullen’s side aimed to make it back-to-back Champions Cup wins against Exeter on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium.