Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks. Joe Simmonds, Captain of Exeter Chiefs kicks the conversion during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints at Sandy Park on February 23rd 2020, Exeter, Devon. Bath’s only defeat in their last four away games was 20-57 at Exeter in round 13 of Gallagher Premiership Rugby. If Exeter can win and finally book a semi-final place, they will face either Toulouse or Ulster, and crucially, that game will be at Sandy Park too - the competition rules having been adapted due to Covid-19 to allow for home venue advantage and not just home country advantage in the semi-final for the top two seeds. If so, you could receive the latest club news straight to your phone by signing up to our FREE WhatsApp service. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK, Key changes to 2020/21 European Champions Cup competition announced, Exeter Chiefs are champions of Europe with victory over Racing 92, Exeter Chiefs beat Racing 92 31-27 in an enthralling European Heineken Champions Cup final to lift the trophy for the first time in their history, Exeter Chiefs v Racing 92 live: Chiefs are European Heineken Champions Cup winners, All the big game build-up, team news, live action, reaction, analysis and highlights from the European Heineken Champions Cup final at Ashton Gate, Exeter Chiefs player ratings from European Champions Cup final victory: 'A herculean performance', Rugby reporter Charlie Hynes takes a closer look at the individual performances of the men that helped Exeter Chiefs complete their unbelievable rise to the top, A goal-line stand for the ages proves why Exeter Chiefs are champions of Europe, Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter reflects on the 31-27 victory over Racing 92 in the final of the European Heineken Champions Cup, The Simmonds brothers are on top of Europe after barnstorming Champions Cup campaign, 'To play with my brother in a Heineken Champions Cup final and win, and for him to play so well and get man of the match, is unbelievable and is what dreams are made of', Injury concerns for Exeter City with Rory McArdle set for 'lengthy absence' with knee injury, But Ryan Bowman, who missed Saturday's game with a stomach strain, could be back fit for Tuesday, Devon's quirkiest cinema has not been beaten by COVID, Totnes Cinema is making the most of lockdown, Devon care home residents impart hilarious and inspiring words of wisdom, Resident Margaret has advised to spend all your money and to have some cheek, Magnificent Devon manor was intended for Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s retirement home, The Torquay estate is now on the market with Savills for an undisclosed sum, Walsall 0 Exeter City 0 - hard-fought encounter finishes in goalless draw, Both sides extend their unbeaten records after a scrappy and evenly matched clash, Dedicated Devon vet ended his life following complaint, Mark Soutar, a loving father-of-two, had been to a preliminary hearing at work before he took his own life, New blow to Exeter High Street as another clothing chain announces closure, The closing down sale signs have appeared at Regatta Great Outdoors, House at cemetery gates on market for £30k, The auctioneer says this spooky location has 'great character', The Exeter cafes, restaurants, pubs and business all up for sale, The list of businesses up for sale includes vegetarian restaurant Herbies, popular pie shop Martin's and The Plant Cafe in Cathedral Green, 'Pleasing point' as Exeter City and Walsall cancel each other out in goalless draw, Matt Taylor said that it was a pleasing point in the context of what was an even encounter, Champions Cup victory would be perfect send off to Exeter Chiefs' club legends says Rob Baxter, Rob Baxter says victory over Racing 92 would be a glorious ending for retiring Gareth Steenson and Phil Dollman, Devon boy has spent 200 days in tent in memory of his friends, Inspirational Max Woosey, just 10 years old, has raised thousands for North Devon Hospice, Torquay United vs Dover Athletic LIVE UPDATES from Plainmoor as Gulls look to stretch winning run, Follow our blog from today's behind-closed-doors clash, The hidden costs of moving to the countryside in Devon, Woodworm, broken property chains, expensive removal costs and the extra takeaway meal costs all add to the emotional rollercoaster. Indeed, had Jacob Stockdale not dropped the ball in the act of grounding after a sensational run, they surely would have. Northampton may have the greater European Cup pedigree, having become champions in 2000 and made a final in 2011 - one they lost from the jaws of victory against Leinster, having been 22-6 ahead, but an away win on Sunday would constitute a shock of huge proportions. Exeter Chiefs writer John Evely will send you links to the breaking stories, direct to your mobile, via the easy-to-use app.
Their opponents Northampton sit seventh in the Premiership standings after an uninspiring campaign, and haven't picked up a victory at Sandy Park since February 2014. If so, you could receive the latest club news straight to your phone by signing up to our FREE WhatsApp service. Northampton have slipped to five straight defeats at Franklin’s Gardens in Premiership Rugby to equal their worst ever home run in the competition, originally set in 2004. Saracens only defeat in the last six rounds of Gallagher Premiership Rugby was 12-16 to Bristol at Ashton Gate on 15 August. Assistant Referees: Craig Maxwell-Keys & Adam Leal. This season, the Chiefs completed the double over Saints, crushing them 57-7 back in February at home, and travelling to Franklins Gardens two weeks ago and winning 22-19. Among the things you can expect are transfer news, interviews, match reports, injury updates, team news and live blogs. This season, Toulouse are one of only two sides to have have won all six pool games - Leinster the other - travelling to the likes of Montpellier, Gloucester and Connacht and sealing victories. Sadly there will be no fans at today's huge game in Europe for Exeter Chiefs as the club look to advance into the semi-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup for the first time in their history. That honour fell to Toulouse - for years the greatest and most talented club side in Europe, and this week gearing up to host Ulster at the Stade Ernest-Wallon. Dan McFarland was appointed that summer and has done a monumental job. The game is final quarter-final of the weekend and will kick-off at 5.30pm. If you would like to sign up, save the number 07715 770289 to your phone (you must do this to receive our messages), then send EXETER CHIEFS in a message to that number via WhatsApp. Citing Officer: Tony Diprose. European Rugby Champions Cup The Chiefs have won just once at Northampton since 2014: 35-14 in December 2017. The club have, therefore, never made a European Cup semi-final in their history. Despite all their success, the 2010's became something of a malaise for the Top 14 outfit, however. Sky Bet League Two match Exeter vs Northampton 29.06.2020. The Sharks have won three of their last five away games in Premiership Rugby, at Exeter in round 9, Gloucester in round 12 and Wasps in round 16. Exeter Chiefs writer John Evely will send you links to the breaking stories, direct to your mobile, via the easy-to-use app. Sarries have won their last ten fixtures at Allianz Park in all tournaments since Northampton beat them there in round 1 of Premiership Rugby. A limited number of fans will be allowed back in to watch live rugby this weekend at the Twickenham Stoop in a test event in the Gallagher Premiership which if successful could herald the return on crowds on a larger more widespread scale. Assistant Referees: Greg Macdonald & Andrew Jackson. FT: Exeter 0-4 Northampton Northampton boss Keith Curle tells Sky Sports: "You have to have belief, and we've got a group of players and staff that have got belief in what we are trying to do.
Exeter Chiefs have won their last five Gallagher Premiership Rugby fixtures, four with maximum league points, since losing 30-34 at Harlequins on 29 February. TMO: David Grashoff. Harlequins last seven fixtures have all been won by the home side on the day, whilst ‘Quins most recent defeat at Twickenham Stoop being 15-29 to London Irish on 15 February. Northampton Saints 19-22 Exeter Chiefs REACTION & HIGHLIGHTS: Stunning comeback win at Franklin's Gardens. In Europe, they progressed from a tough group, losing just once from six games with Clermont, Bath and Harlequins, and now face Toulouse away, where they will likely need their best performance in several years to book a last-four place. Bristol beat Worcester 13-10 at Ashton Gate in round 11 and have not achieved a Premiership Rugby season’s double over the Warriors since 2006/07 although they did repeat this in the RFU Championship in 2014-15. Our. London Irish have not achieved a season’s Premiership Rugby double over Gloucester since 2005-06. But the club have failed to reach the same heights in Europe until now, having reached just one quarter-final, which they lost 25-24 to Wasps in 2016. Sunday's Champions Cup quarter-finals: Toulouse vs Ulster (12.30pm kick off); Exeter vs Northampton (5.30pm kick off) By Michael Cantillon Last Updated: 20/09/20 9:12am Welford Road, 3pm - Live on BT Sport 1 Extra HDReferee: Ian Tempest (72nd Premiership game). If you would like to sign up, save the number 07715 770289 to your phone (you must do this to receive our messages), then send EXETER CHIEFS in a message to that number via WhatsApp. The 2017/18 campaign proved Ulster's annus horribilis. They were ultimately found not guilty to wide condemnation, but their contracts were terminated. For four seasons in a row between 2015 and 2018, Ulster failed to get out of their pool in Europe, while until this season they had failed to make a final in any competition since 2013. Bristol Bears have lost their last two Gallagher Premiership Rugby encounters since beating Gloucester 33-24 at Kingsholm on 21 August, their first maximum point victory in Premiership Rugby since round one. TMO: Geoff Warren. Les Kiss was sacked in January, while his successor Jono Gibbes departed at the end of the season to New Zealand for supposed family reasons - before turning around and taking the top job at La Rochelle in France. If you do not have a subscription to BT Sport or can't get in front of a TV this weekend you can follow all the live action in Devon Live's match day blog. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Indeed they weren't the first to reach that milestone either. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. The game is being shown on BT Sport 3 with coverage starting at 5pm.