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Champions Cup: Does dynasty beckon for Exeter after historic European win?

Champions Cup: Does dynasty beckon for Exeter after historic European win?

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There was a moment when Exeter head coach Rob Baxter was waiting to do his post-match television interview on the touchline at Ashton Gate.When the television director cut to him, he was still turned over his shoulder, his back to the microphone, to gaze adoringly at his team as they posed with their first Heineken Champions Cup trophy and sprayed the sponsor's best.Baxter won't be looking back for long.Much of the build-up to the final, won in nerve-jangling fashion against Parisians Racing 92, focused on his team's decade-long climb from second-tier wannabes to European royalty.But that steady rise, splintering English club rugby's hierarchy, has been built on chairman Tony Rowe's season-by-season plans. Always looking ahead at how far still to climb, rather than stopping to admire the v...
Exeter City 3-1 Lincoln City (3-1 agg): Grecians earn place in Wembley play-off final with convincing win

Exeter City 3-1 Lincoln City (3-1 agg): Grecians earn place in Wembley play-off final with convincing win

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Fans celebrated the win with a pitch invasion Thursday, May 17, 2018 Exeter booked their place in the Sky Bet League Two play-off final with a 3-1 victory over Lincoln at St James Park. After a goalless draw in the first leg, Exeter held a narrow lead at the break thanks to Jayden Stockley's neat finish. Hiram Boateng doubled the home side's advantage early in the second half before Ryan Harley finished off Lincoln, who did give their travelling fans something to cheer when Matt Green netted late on. Exeter will face Notts County or Coventry at Wembley on May 28. Let's block ads! (Why?)
Aviva Premiership 2017-18: Exeter to start defence with derby clash against Gloucester

Aviva Premiership 2017-18: Exeter to start defence with derby clash against Gloucester

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Exeter will begin the defence of their Aviva Premiership title in a west country derby against Gloucester at Kingsholm on Friday, September 1.The fixture launches the 2017-18 season alongside Newcastle's home clash with Worcester, which is staged on the same evening.Runners-up Wasps, who lost 23-20 to Exeter in the final two months ago, launch their quest for the crown against Sale at the Ricoh Arena on September 2.The customary Twickenham double-header returns on the Saturday when European champions Saracens face Northampton before promoted London Irish tackle Harlequins.Two old rivals complete the opening weekend's fixtures when Leicester and Bath meet at Welford Road."It doesn't matter who won the Premiership last season, the league table right now says zero points and we have got to st...