LV= CUP reward for Chiefs hard work says Baxter

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter praised his squad following a thrilling 15-8 LV= Cup final win over Aviva Premiership pacesetters Northampton Saints at Sandy Park.

Exeter's first major silverware in their 143-year history was clinched in front of 10,004 at Sandy Park thanks to tries from Chris Whitehead and cup-winning skipper Dean Mumm, who scored the match-winning touchdown. Devon-born fly half Henry Slade added the extras.

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BRISTOL RUGBY Combination at Thornbury celebration

Thornbury RFC logoBristol Combination make a rare appearance at Thornbury RFC today to bring the curtain down on the South Gloucestershire club’s jubilee 50 celebrations (1330).

In days gone by playing for the Bristol Combination XV was in many cases the highest level of representative rugby local players could strive to attain. It was a genuine honour.

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ENGLAND RUGBY Call-ups for Ford, Nowell and Watson

RFU red roseStuart Lancaster admits he is excited about the inclusion of Bath’s 20-year-old fly half George Ford in the England Senior squad.

Having starred for England’s Under 20 side for the past three years, Ford, Bath team-mate Anthony Watson and Exeter Chiefs' Cornish flyer Jack Nowell have been on Lancaster’s radar for a long time.

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SOMERSET RFU Cup & Vase quarter final draws

2013-14 Somerset Cup quarter finals
Hornets RFC v North Petherton RFC
Clevedon RFC v Old Redcliffians TFC
Taunton RFC v Burnham-on-Sea RFC
Weston-Super-Mare RFC receive a bye

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SW RUGBY Gloucester centre Trinder gets England call

official rfu logoEngland head coach Stuart Lancaster today announced the squad to prepare for the QBE Internationals against Australia, Argentina and New Zealand.

The squad includes Bath Rugby’s Dave Attwood, David Wilson and Kyle Eastmond, Gloucester Rugby’s Matt Kvesic, Ben Morgan, Freddie Burns, Billy Twelvetrees and and uncapped centre Henry Trinder as well as a recall for Exeter Chiefs forward Tom Johnson.

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WOMENS RUGBY Bristol's Acheson in England squad

official rfu logoBristol Ladies Rugby prop Sasha Acheson is included in England Women’s squad for next month’s Autumn International Series against France and Canada.

England play France at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday November 9 (1705) - following England men’s QBE International against Argentina – and Canada at Twickenham Stoop on Wednesday November 13 (1900).

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