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Much has been seen in the news recently regarding Exeter Rugby Club’s controversial use of the ‘Chiefs’ branding name, writes Terry O’Brien.

Alastair McHarg arrived in East Devon to live and work in 1975, writes Terry O’Brien. d

In 1970 I read a newspaper article about a new game called mini rugby being played in Wales to introduce the game to primary school children, writes Terry O’Brien.

Exeter Chiefs have announced that they are to retain both the club’s current name and logo, but they are to ‘retire’ the club mascot.

The RFU have issued fixtures for all the regional leagues and set out plans for a number of scenarios with regard to the 2020/21 campaign.

Continuing our rugby memories from Terry O’Brien who remains very involved in rugby to this day through his association with Sidmouth RFC.

Here we continue our ‘Memories from six decades of involvement in local rugby’ as written by Terry O’Brien is remains, to this day, a leading light at Sidmouth RFC.

The cast list of Exeter’s promotion-winning heroes of 2010 may be dwindling, but one of them is at least set to extend his stay with the Chiefs for a while longer, writes Mark Stevens.

The forward-thinking of Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has hit a new level with confirmation that he has signed 30 of his senior squad to new long-term deals at Sandy Park, writes Mark Stevens.

Facundo Cordero is ready to hot-step his way into Sandy Park, just like older brother Santi did back in 2018, after he today agreed to join Gallagher Premiership leaders Exeter Chiefs, writes Mark Stevens.

Here we begin a feature written for us by Terry O’Brien of Sidmouth RFC.

Exeter Chiefs have added to their playing ranks with the capture of promising fly-half Jack Walsh, writes Mark Stevens.

Exeter Rugby Club chairman and chief executive, Tony Rowe OBE, says he has been overwhelmed by the support already shown by the club’s season ticket holders during the current COVID-19 pandemic, writes Mark Stevens.

We have reached number two in terms of the top 10 seasons enjoyed by Sidmouth RFC through the thoughts of Terry O’Brien.

Continuing our series from Sidmouth RFC of the ‘top 10 seasons’ for the club through the eyes – and pen – of Terry O’Brien.

Continuing our on-going series of the ‘Top 10 seasons for Sidmouth RFC’ and today we look at the fourth placed campaign – season 2018/19, as selected, and then written, by Terry O’Brien.

So who travels the furthest in terms for the four East Devon-based rugby clubs playing next season in their respective leagues.

Premiership rugby is making every effort to return to action with Saturday, August 15 the proposed ‘restart date’.

Sidmouth will have to travel almost 50 miles further than they would have done had this past season been played to a full conclusion.

Continuing our on-going series of the top 10 seasons for Sidmouth RFC, as compiled by the club’s Terry O’Brien.

Premiership and Championship clubs have been given provisional authorisation to begin non-contact training amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A recent meeting of the South West Division Competitions Committee has confirmed the composition of the South West One league for the 2020-21 rugby season.

Exeter Rugby Club chief executive, Tony Rowe OBE, insists there is a ‘real desire’ from within the club and from Premiership Rugby to ensure the 2019/20 season is completed, writes Mark Stevens

We continue our on-going look at the top 10 seasons for Sidmouth Rugby Club with Terry O’Brien.

We continue our on-going look at the top 10 seasons for Sidmouth Rugby Club with Terry O’Brien.

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