Rob Baxter

Rob Baxter: "I think the pathway into the Premiership needs to be a little bit smoother"

Baxter feels there must be a more 'sport-friendly' way of keeping a level of promotion and relegation between the Premiership and the Championship after Saturday's opponents Jersey Reds were denied a place in the top-flight last year.
21 September 2023

Exeter 'creating a platform' for the future but all of a sudden, it is about the here and now

"Clearly you don’t get to a Heineken Cup semi-final if everything’s wrong" and after a campaign which looked to be petering out for Exeter, this particular Chiefs era could end in glory.
11 April 2023

Montpellier ‘win’ can galvanise Exeter to European semi-final

The Chiefs are 80 minutes away from the last four of the Heineken Champions Cup and after a season of ups and downs, there is a sense of opportunity at Sandy Park.
6 April 2023

Rob Baxter: "It was a very emotive response but not one that I regret"

Exeter's Director of Rugby gave a scathing review of his side after their Premiership defeat to Bath but hopes the Chiefs can now bounce back in Europe.
31 March 2023

Rob Baxter denies Joe Hawkins rumours and feels the lowering of Welsh Rugby's 60-cap law won't have "an immedie effect"

The Exeter boss has dismissed the idea of signing Welsh centre Joe Hawkins + suggested reducing the 60-cap rule down to 25 in Wales won't have a 'big effect right here and now'.
23 February 2023

Tom O’Flaherty Exclusive: ‘I wouldn’t come here if I didn’t think we could win titles’

O’Flaherty spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey about his move from Exeter to the North West, facing his old side and making impactful performances for Sale Sharks.
30 September 2022

Consistency and a 'goldilocks' period - The latest ahead of the Premiership final

With the squads for the Premiership Rugby Final recently announced, TRUs Joe Harvey has had a look at what some of the men leading Exeter Chiefs and Harlequins have had to say prior to the game.
25 June 2021

Rob Baxter credits players for Exeter's win over Sale Sharks in semi-final

Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter has credited his players for their victory over Sale Sharks in the Gallagher Premiership play-off at Sandy Park on Saturday.
20 June 2021

Exeter Chiefs - Putting their best foot forwards to end the season

Ahead of a visit from Newcastle Falcons to Sandy Park on Sunday afternoon, Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, and scrum-half, Jack Maunder, spoke about the game and England hopefuls within their squad.
29 May 2021

Bristol v Exeter will be the tonic the sporting world needs after European Super League shambles

If the Gallagher Premiership was a closed shop like the failed European Super League aspired to be, Friday night’s mouth-watering clash between Bristol Bears and Exeter Chiefs wouldn’t be happening.
21 April 2021

Focus the buzzword for Exeter Chiefs as they begin to click back into gear

After defeats against Wasps and Bristol Bears, Exeter Chiefs have responded with three successive wins as they look to reignite their title defence in the Gallagher Premiership.
19 February 2021

Rob Baxter accepts two-week enforced break and believes Exeter can take advantage of interruption

Despite calling for league games to be brought forward to fill spare weekends, Rob Baxter has revealed he now believes the break is the correct decision for the sport.
14 January 2021

Rob Baxter: “Getting over it is no different to what we have always done"

After losing to Wasps at the Ricoh Arena last weekend, Rob Baxter will be aiming for a response from Exeter Chiefs as the champions prepare to take on Bristol Bears in the Gallagher Premiership despite having positive Covid cases in their squad.
6 January 2021

The rise of Joe Simmonds: The Exeter fly-half hoping to lead the Chiefs to glory

TRU has spoken to some of the the fly-half's former players and coaches about his rise to the top of club rugby as Exeter Chiefs target a double winning season.
16 October 2020

"You have to err on the side of caution" - Sale Sharks vs Worcester Warriors

Following 19 positive coronavirus tests in the Sale Sharks camp, TRU heard from Worcester Warriors and Exeter Chiefs as we await the conclusion of the Premiership season.
5 October 2020

Rugby with no fans? 'Let’s hope it is a genuine concern taken by the Government in how they aim to help us'

The financial implications of having no supporters in rugby stadiums for six months could have a catastrophic effect on the future of English club rugby.
24 September 2020

Conquering Europe: Can Exeter Chiefs take the next step in the Champions Cup?

Success in the Heineken Champions Cup hasn’t been forthcoming for Exeter Chiefs, but with the chance to reach the semi-final stage on Sunday, can Rob Baxter’s side really conquer Europe.
18 September 2020

Fixture list puts spotlight on Exeter Chiefs, so can the league leaders come through unscathed?

After defeating Leicester Tigers on their return to Gallagher Premiership action, table toppers Exeter Chiefs face two crucial matches in four days.
20 August 2020

A season to forget or can Exeter Chiefs make it a campaign to remember?

Following salary cap sagas and a global pandemic, the 2019/20 season could be a campaign which is quickly erased from the memory of Gallagher Premiership supporters, but Exeter will be hoping that isn’t the case for the Sandy Park faithful.
14 August 2020