EXETER CHIEFS 2013-14 pre-season schedule

exeter chiefs rugby logoExeter Chiefs 2013-14 pre-season warm-up has a tri nations feel with matches against Welsh side Scarlets, Westcountry rivals Bristol and first-time visitors Glasgow.

Chiefs head to Llanelli to play RaboDirect PRO 12 side Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday August 17 (1500).

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PENRYN 7s kicks off summer sevens season

Penryn RFC stages the first regional rugby sevens of the summer today.

As of yesterday there were 13 teams – and two "definitely maybes" - taking the field of play in the popular Penryn 7s Easter egg-chasing  tournament at Kernick Road, which starts at 1130.

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SW RUGBY 80 minutes away from Twickenham final

official rfu logoIt's a massive semi final Saturday for rugby teams from Cornwall and Gloucestershire – now just 80 minutes away from a Twickenham final in May.

Cornwall's table-topping St Austell RFC – sitting pretty at the Western Counties West summit – travel to Brighton Blues in the RFU Intermediate Cup.

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SCRUM DOWN! Midweek SW rugby shorts

Wales fly half Dan Biggar has signed a new three-year deal with hometown club Ospreys ahead of Saturday's big RaboDirect Pro 12 clash with Cardiff Blues at the Millenium Stadium (1715).

The Swansea-born 23-year-old has committed to stay at Ospreys - where has made 121 appearances so far - until the end of the 2015-16 season.

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SW RUGBY England tour coaching call for Baxter

exeter chiefs head coach rob baxter courtesy of exeterrugbyclub/pinnacle phot agency ukExeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter will form part of Stuart Lancaster's coaching team for England's June tour to Argentina.

Subject to Aviva Premiership placings, Tavistock-born Baxter will link up with Lancaster and attacking skills coach Mike Catt to prepare for the Killik Cup against the Barbarians at Twickenham on May 26.

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SW RUGBY Friday update - pitch inspection latest

Tomorrow's Rotherham Titans v Cornish Pirates game has been postponed tomorrow and tenatively rescheduled for Sunday (1400) subject to another Clifton Lane pitch inspection tomorrow morning. 

I plan to post tomorrow's SWSN rugby fixtures over the next two hours but PLEASE if you know of any pitch inspections, or games being called off tweet @swsportsnews so that our rugby followers – and in most cases your supporters – get early notice of the state of play.

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