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 Joe Simmonds of Exeter Chiefs celebrates as Nigel Owens blows for full time after the Heineken Champions Cup Final against Racing 92 at Ashton Gate  in Bristol. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images.

Ask any Devon farmer and they will tell you the cream rises to the top eventually. As Joe Simmonds and Jack Yeandle, the pride of Teignmouth and Credi(...)

Exeter Chiefs celebrate their Champions Cup final win. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/Getty/AFP

Exeter Chiefs 31 Racing 92 27 Exeter were crowned kings of European club rugby for the first time after a thrilling 31-27 Heineken Champions Cup fina(...)

Exeter director of Rugby has helped steer the Chiefs to the Champions Cup final. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Ten years ago the Exeter Chiefs went to Bristol in the second leg of a promotion play-off in the Championship. They’d finished four points behind Bris(...)

 Joe Simmonds of Exeter Chiefs breaks clear to score their fourth try during the Champions Cup semi-final match against Toulouse at Sandy Park on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

It will soon be the 10th anniversary of Exeter’s inaugural trip to France to play the first European away fixture in their history. They still talk ab(...)

Jacob Stockdale scores his memorable try at Twickenham last season. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Eddie Jones likes to amuse himself before matches and it generally manifests itself in the form of a verbal barb or two. The pliable and the unwary ge(...)

Exeter’s bonus-point win away to Gloucester keeps their European campaign alive. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Gloucester 17-29 Exeter A week in Europe can be a very long time, both in politics and in rugby. Last Saturday Exeter were desperately disappointed t(...)

Nathan Hughes looks on during the Wasps training session in Coventry, England. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Nathan Hughes has been suspended for six weeks and is unavailable for three of England’s four autumn internationals next month after his “what a joke”(...)

Exeter Chiefs’ Jack Nowell scores a   try against Bath  during the Gallagher Premiership match at the Recreation Ground, Bath.  Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Leinster’s Heineken Champions Cup victory over the Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park last season will have provided source material in analysis terms for th(...)

Nathan Hughes’s involvement in England’s November Tests is in doubt. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Nathan Hughes’ mysteriously aborted disciplinary hearing took a fresh twist when it emerged that the England number eight tweeted “What a joke” upon l(...)

The summit of Exeter’s European  achievements in five campaigns has been one quarter-final three seasons ago. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

In the storied history of the Heineken Champions Cup, none too surprisingly there’s been a particular edge between the Irish and the English, and not (...)

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