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WELCOME ....................................................... 3 DIRECTOR’S VIEWPOINT .................................... 5 CLUB NEWS ............................... 6-7, 9, 10-11, 49 MATCH REPORTS .................... 12-13, 16-17, 20-21 TODAY’S MATCH-BALL SPONSOR........................15 BATH RUGBY MATCH SPONSOR IMAGE...............15 FIXTURES, RESULTS & STATS ......................... 22-23 COACHES & STAFF . ......................................... 24 LET’S GET SOCIAL........................................ 26-27 CHIEFS TRIVIA.................................................29 OPPOSITION ............................................. 30-35 TODAY’S TEAM LINE-UP ...................................39 2019/20 SQUAD ......................................... 40-44 HEAD 2 HEAD .................................................51 PREMIERSHIP RUGBY CUP REVIEW................ 52-53 OUR SPONSORS ............................................. 55 FEATURED PLAYER ...................................... 56-59 EXETER FOUNDATION.................................. 60-61 NIGEL WALROND ........................................... 65 JUNIOR CHIEFS .......................................... 66-67 COMMUNITY NEWS ................................... 68-71 TICKET INFORMATION......................................72

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Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Sandy Park for today’s Premiership Rugby Cup clash with Bristol Bears. WELCOME

In what is the perfect curtain-raiser ahead of next week’s seasonal opener in the Gallagher Premiership, I don’t think we could have asked for a much better fixture than a full-blooded match-up against our closest rivals. This final round of action has been billed across the league as ‘Derby Day’ so not only are local bragging rights up for grabs, but so too are those all-important places in February’s semi-finals. Our hard-fought victory over Worcester Warriors last week has put us top of Pool C heading into this final round of qualification, but with Leicester Tigers, Worcester and Bath all breathing down our necks, we know we can’t afford any kind of slip-up against the Bears, who themselves harbour hopes of a place in the last four. This competition though is one that has served us well over the years. Not only do we enter into it with the genuine belief that we can win it, but it also serves as a great breeding ground to further develop a number of our up and coming youngsters. The opening two fixtures against Bath and Leicester Tigers underlined that point exactly and I know all those players will have benefitted hugely from playing in front of two very big crowds. Traditionally, September has always been a tough sell in terms of trying to get crowds through the turnstiles. However, we were delighted to welcome almost 10,000 here for the Bath game, underlining the trend of how we are growing crowds here at Sandy Park, year on year. A lot of that has to do with the performances and success that Rob and his team continue to deliver, but so too is the way in which we are always striving to improve our off-field offering to supporters who visit. As you will see by looking around the ground this afternoon, a lot of time, effort and investment has been put in to enhance our facilities here at Sandy Park. Our award-winning

match-day experience is something that we are rightfully proud of, but it doesn’t mean that we should take things for granted because it seems to work. Headlining the works is the new Pow Wow Bar, which we feel will offer a superb offering both pre and post-game. It’s a 20m x 25m marquee, which boasts an 18m long bar and three 75” inch plasma screens. It will be the permanent home to Disco Danny, who I know is very popular with a lot of you! Other new features that I am pleased to say are in place include our new Centurion Cups - which change for every game and honour some of the famous faces of Exeter’s past and present - plus Sandy’s Park recent transition into a cashless stadium. When listening to supporter feedback, one of the most common themes concerned waiting times and customer service levels in catering and bar areas. Therefore, to address the issue, we have introduced card and contactless payments for food and refreshments, leading to more efficient service and reduction in queuing times. We trialled the scheme previously at various points throughout the stadium to see if it would help. It did, so now it has now been implemented to cover all areas. As a club, we hope these changes will merely add to your match-day

experience and make coming to Sandy Park a great occasion as always. Enjoy the game.

TONY ROWE OBE, HON LLD, CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE EXETER RUGBY CLUB

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So here we are, already into the final regular round of the season’s first competition, with the visit of Bristol Bears for the local derby round of the Premiership Rugby Cup. DIRECTOR’S VIEWPOINT

Importantly, we are still alive in this competition, which is always our aim going into the final round. In achieving that feat, it means today’s game has real meaning beyond being an important final preparation fixture before we start the Gallagher Premiership season here next week against Harlequins. We’ve achieved that position courtesy of an opening round win here against Bath, claiming another bonus point victory away to Worcester Warriors last Friday with a completely different squad. These games have not only allowed us to get the right amount of game time into the squad, but they have also meant that we have been able to get some extra mental and physical refreshment time into the players as we enter the last weeks before the Premiership’s first round. On reviewing last week’s performance at Worcester, it is clear we have some work-ons to do, especially around our focus on the ball as we made an uncharacteristic amount of errors in possession. That said, we did have over 70% possession and territory, which is a very positive stat, and showed how hard we were prepared to work through phases and to stay positive. As with all games, there was a certain wearing down process that we had to drive through before we eventually scored those late points and secured the bonus point win. The most pleasing aspect of this was that it was achieved after we had picked up multiple back- line injuries. That could easily have provided an opportunity for the players to look for the available excuses to just see out the game. Instead, I thought the character we showed when it got tough was the highlight of the game for me – and I know that some of the errors will be eliminated as this group of players have further game time.

Looking ahead to this game and beyond, our messages this week have been pretty clear. We now have to look to increase our accuracy and our intensity, day-by-day in training and minute by minute in today’s game. Everyone is now used to being back in the shirt, so therefore they should be fighting to achieve the best they can, in all they do. Pre-season is well and truly over and the 2019- 2020 season is really here! All the best! ROB BAXTER

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NEW DIRECTORS ADDED TO RUGBY CLUB BOARD

Exeter Rugby Club Chief Executive and Chairman, Tony Rowe OBE, has welcomed four new directors onto the board of Exeter Rugby Club Limited.

“Our success on and off the field is down to a group of hard-working and dedicated staff, all of whom are determined to drive the club and our business onwards and upwards. The four newly-appointed directors have been heavily involved in raising our profile not just locally here in the South West, but nationally and internationally as well. “Together with the existing board members, they will continue to oversee and spearhead the growth and the vision of our club, which I know is very exciting. Not only do we have big plans in terms of our work with Sandy Park Stadium and the Sandy Park Hotel, but we equally want to continue to forge ourselves as one of the leading rugby clubs both in England and in Europe. “I have no doubt that all four new directors will bring valuable and positive input to the boardroom and I look forward to working with them in helping to drive the business forward.”

Natasha Pavis (Managing Director), Lisa Duncan (Sales & Marketing Director), Nicky Teague (Finance Director) and Toni Percival (Administration Director) have become the first women to be added to the Rugby Club board, which is the subsidiary company of the main Exeter Rugby Group PLC and the main trading company of the club. Mr Rowe said the decision to promote the four long-serving women onto the board was a clear indication of how the club and business as a whole have continued to grow in recent years. In 2018, Exeter Rugby Club were the only profitable team in the Gallagher Premiership, boasting an annual turnover in excess of £20 million - an 18 per cent rise on the previous year’s figure of £17.4 million. “When we first moved to Sandy Park back in 2006, we had a turnover of something like £1 million,” said Mr Rowe. “But over the past 13 years, the club, the stadium and the business have grown enormously whereby we now have an annual turnover of over £20 million.

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CHIEFS PACK LEND THEIR WEIGHT TO NEW CAMPAIGN Exeter Chiefs players have been adding their sizeable weight to a new mental health campaign, entitled ‘Let’s Chalk About Mental Health’.

Organisers of the campaign called into Sandy Park earlier this week to glean support from players and coaches at the club, before the campaign was officially launched in Bedford Square, Princesshay on Thursday. Aimed at tackling stigma, raising awareness and supporting sufferers of mental health and suicide, the campaign asks supporters to write messages of hope and inspiration in chalk on the streets of Exeter, to encourage those who may be struggling. Schools, colleges, businesses and community groups have also been invited to create their own events in playgrounds, office spaces and car parks.

Gill Hayes, the mental health and suicide prevention campaigner behind the idea, explains: “I know what it feels like to be in a place of absolute despair, as I am a suicide survivor myself. I know how stigma compounds the isolation, the shame and the suffering. I also understand how vital the messages of hope and support I received were, on my own journey to recovery. “By chalking messages of support, we can encourage those who are suffering in silence to ask for help and take the first step towards recovery.” Share your photos of chalking on social media using the hashtag #LetsChalkAboutMentalHealth

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CHIEFS DUO ON THE MARK AS ENGLAND ADVANCE Jack Nowell marked his return to competitive action for the first time since the Gallagher Premiership Final in June, by scoring in England’s Rugby World Cup victory against Argentina in Tokyo.

The Cornishman, along with fellow Chiefs Luke Cowan-Dickie and Henry Slade, were all used as second half replacements as Eddie Jones’ side booked their place in the quarter-finals with a 39- 10 success. Cowan-Dickie was also on the scoresheet, scoring his third try in as many games at the tournament, when he rumbled over from a line-out move in the final minute. Elsewhere, Nic White helped Australia bounce back from their loss to Wales when they defeated Uruguay 45-10 in Oita. Meanwhile, Tomas Francis started for Wales as they overcame Fiji to book their place in the last eight. Summer signing Stuart Hogg – fresh from his spectacular drop-goal against Samoa – was unused in his side’s victory over Russia on Wednesday, but the full-back is expected to return to the starting XV for tomorrow’s must-win clash against hosts Japan.

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Supporters of the Exeter Chiefs will be able to further stock their drinks cabinet this season, with the launch of a new special edition Chiefs Rum. NEW SPECIAL EDITION CHIEFS RUM AVAILABLE TO BUY

The Club has teamed up with Two Drifters Distillery to launch a spiced and a dark rum. Husband and wife, Russ and Gemma Wakeham, established Two Drifters Distillery in April 2019, creating their rum in a bespoke warehouse near Exeter Airport. As well as their local credentials, Two Drifters Distillery is the world’s first carbon negative distiller, which ensures that every part of their rum production is carbon negative by offsetting their carbon dioxide emissions through direct air capture. The Chiefs Rum will be presented in an Exeter Chiefs commemorative bottle – of which 20 of each type have been personally signed by Exeter Rugby Club Chairman and Chief Executive, Tony Rowe OBE, and and Chiefs’ Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter.

The exclusively signed bottles are on sale on a first-come, first-served basis and both are available exclusively at Sandy Park’s Trading Post and online shop from £44.95 each. They can also be served by the glass in bars throughout the stadium.

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FOUNDATION’S EFFORTS HELP TO MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE Over £200,000 has been donated to charities and organisations in the Exeter area in the last year, thanks to the Exeter Chiefs Foundation.

Since September 2018, the Foundation has given £223,428 to local organisations, community projects and the 20 seasonal designated charities, who last week shared out a sum of £64,000 - raised through match-day bucket collections and car parking - at the Exeter Chiefs Season Kick-off Dinner held at Sandy Park. Other projects to have benefited over the year include a new vehicle for transport service Freedomwheels, new rehabilitation equipment for the Mardon Neuro-rehabilitation Centre (part of the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust) and defibrillators for local rugby clubs via the charity Jay’s Aim.

Chairman of the Exeter Chiefs Foundation, Tony Rowe OBE, said: “The Exeter Chiefs and the Exeter Chiefs Foundation are honoured to be able to help such a wide range of worthy causes. Each year, we see the Foundation grow in stature and the work it has done since we launched in 2011 has been simply fantastic. “We know from speaking to all the charities involved that the funds we raise really do make a difference in so many ways.” The Foundation is now in its eighth year as a charity and since inception, it has raised just shy of £1.5m. Over 90 charities and organisations have been directly funded by the Exeter Chiefs Foundation to date.

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MATCH REPORT

4TH OCTOBER 2019

19 - 34 WORCESTER WARRIORS

EXETER CHIEFS

TRIES Howe (3)

TRIES Woodburn, Vermeulen, Lonsdale, Kvesic

CONVERSIONS J Simmonds (4)

CONVERSIONS Lance (2)

PENALTIES J Simmonds (2)

LINE UP J Shillcock (N David 62); T Howe, A Hearle, A Beck, D Hammond; J Lance (capt), M Heaney (G Simpson 75); R Bower (K Owen 10), I Miller (B Cutting 42), C Carey (J Morris 59); A Kitchener, G Kitchener (J Clegg 59); C Montgomery, S Lewis (M Williams 56), C du Preez. Replacements (not used): S van Breda.

LINE UP P Dollman (S Maunder 49); T O’Flaherty, I Whitten (T Hendrickson 40), O Devoto (G Steenson 42), O Woodburn; J Simmonds, J Maunder; A Hepburn (B Moon 52), J Yeandle (capt, J Poole 78), H Williams (M Street 52); S South, S Lonsdale; D Ewers (J Kirsten 59), R Capstick (J Vermeulen 59), M Kvesic.

YELLOW CARDS A Kitchener, Montgomery

REFEREE JP Doyle

ATTENDANCE 6,743

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THE BIG PICTURE OF THESE FOUR WEEKS IS ABOUT PEAKING FOR THE PREMIERSHIP, BUT EQUALLY WE WANT TO WIN EVERY COMPETITION WE ARE IN.

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MATCH REPORT

27TH SEPTEMBER 2019

27 - 7 LEICESTER TIGERS

EXETER CHIEFS

TRIES Thompson, Olowofela, Holmes, Eastmond

TRY Vermeulen

CONVERSION H Skinner

CONVERSIONS Reid, Hardwick

PENALTY Reid

LINE UP G Worth; J Holmes, A Forsyth, K Eastmond, J Olowofela (F Steward 57); N Reid (T Hardwick 69), S Harrison (B White 49); G Bateman, T Youngs (capt, T Polota-Nau 51), J Heyes (G Cortes 57); W Spencer (H Wells 26), C Green; H Liebenberg, G Thompson (T Reffell 65), J Coghlan. Replacements not used: F Gigena

LINE UP T Wyatt; M Bodilly (P Laverick 65), T Hendrickson, B Karea (S Morley 69), J Short; H Skinner, S Maunder (J Snow 63); B Keast (D Southworth 70), J Innard (J Poole 57), G Holmes (M Street 31); D Dennis (capt, L Pearson 48), S South; J Kirsten, J Caulfield (J McRae 65), J Vermeulen.

YELLOW CARD Reid

REFEREE J Makepeace

ATTENDANCE 13,633

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THE YOUNGER GUYS SOMETIMES NEED THAT LITTLE SHARP AWAKENER TO REMIND THEM AS TO WHY WE DO SOME OF THE THINGS WE DO, BECAUSE IT’S THOSE LITTLE THINGS THAT REALLY MATTER.

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MATCH REPORT

21ST SEPTEMBER 2019

28 - 14 BATH RUGBY

EXETER CHIEFS

TRIES Wyatt, Hendrickson, Woodburn, Karea CONVERSIONS Steenson (4) LINE UP

TRIES L Davis, Cook

CONVERSIONS A Davies (2)

LINE UP T De Glanville; L Davis, J Willison (A Brew 53), M Ojomoh,

M Bodilly; O Woodburn, T Wyatt (B Karea 65), T Hendrickson, J Short (H Skinner 63); G Steenson (capt), S Maunder (J Snow 58); B Keast (D Southworth 68), J Innard (J Poole 74), M Street (A Petch 60); J Kirsten, S South (C Teague 74); J Caulfield, J McRae, R Tuima (L Pearson 60).

G Hamer-Webb; A Davies (G Worboys 74), C Cook (O Fox 72); W Vaughan (A Cordwell h/t), J Walker (capt, R Batty h/t), S Nixon (S Elrick 74); L Douglas, R Davies; J Davies, M Reid (E Stooke 27), N Merigan. Replacement (not used): T Jeanes. ATTENDANCE 9,722

REFEREE A Leal

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2019/20 FIXTURES, RESULTS & STATS

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DATE TIME

OPPONENTS (KO)

RESULT ATT. W 28 - 14 9,722 L 27-7 13,633

21 15.00 H BATH RUGBY 27 19.45 A LEICESTER TIGERS

BODILLY

WOODBURN1T

WYATT1T

HENDRICKSON1T

SHORT

STEENSON4C

SMAUNDER

KEAST

WYATT

BODILLY

HENDRICKSON

KAREA

SHORT

HSKINNER1C

SMAUNDER

KEAST

4 19.45 A WORCESTER WARRIORS W 19-34 6,743

DOLLMAN

O'FLAHERTY

WHITTEN

DEVOTO

WOODBURN1T SIMMONDS4C2P JMAUNDER

HEPBBURN

12 15.00 H BRISTOL BEARS 19 15.00 H HARLEQUINS 25 19.45 A BATH RUGBY 3 15.00 A WORCESTER WARRIORS 10 15.00 H BRISTOL BEARS 16 16.15 A LA ROCHELLE 23 15.15 H GLASGOW WARRIORS 30 15.00 H WASPS 8 15.15 A SALE SHARKS 15 13.00 H SALE SHARKS 21 15.00 A LEICESTER TIGERS 29 15.00 H SARACENS 5 14.30 A LONDON IRISH 11 15.15 A GLASGOW WARRIORS 7/8/9 TBC PRC SEMI-FINAL 2 14/15/16 TBC A GLOUCESTER RUGBY 22/23 TBC H NORTHAMPTON SAINTS 28/29/1 TBC A HARLEQUINS 7/8 TBC H BATH RUGBY 15 TBC PRC FINAL 21/22 TBC H LEICESTER TIGERS 27/28/29 TBC A SALE SHARKS 3/4/5 TBC HCC QUARTER FINAL 10/11/12 TBC A BRISTOL BEARS 18/19 TBC H WORCESTER WARRIORS 24/25/16 TBC A NORTHAMPTON SAINTS 1/2/3 TBC HCC SEMI-FINAL 18 17.30 H LA ROCHELLE 25/26 TBC H SARACENS 31/1/2 TBC PRC SEMI-FINAL 1

8/9/10 TBC H GLOUCESTER 15/16/17 TBC A SARACENS 23 TBC HCC FINAL 30/1 TBC H LONDON IRISH 6 TBC A WASPS 13 TBC GP SEMI-FINAL 20 TBC GP FINAL

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STREET

KIRSTEN

SOUTH

CAULFIELD

McRAE

TUIMA

POOLE

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SNOW HSKINNER

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STEENSON HENDRICKSON

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COACHES & STAFF

WESTERLY EXETER.

ALI HEPHER HEAD COACH

ROB BAXTER DIRECTOR OF RUGBY

ROB HUNTER FORWARDS COACH

RICKY PELLOW SKILLS COACH AND ASSISTANT ACADEMY MANAGER

JULIAN SALVI DEFENCE COACH

ROB GIBSON ACADEMY MANAGER HAYDN THOMAS SENIOR ACADEMY COACH TONY WALKER TEAM MANAGER ADRIAN HARRIS DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE LEWIS JONES

JAMIE FULTON HEAD OF SPORTS MEDICINE ALASTAIR McFARLAND PHYSIOTHERAPIST STEVE HAW PHYSIOTHERAPIST CIAN WALSH PHYSIOTHERAPIST ROB LILLIS PHYSIOTHERAPIST ADAM WITTY-MERRIN PHYSIOTHERAPIST MIKE DEAN PHYSIOTHERAPIST

TOM EAST SPORTS REHABILITATOR LEWIS ASHLEY SPORTS THERAPIST MARK TWIGGS HEAD OF STRENGTH & ACADEMY STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH ARON STRUMINSKI COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER CONDITIONING ROB BEDDARD

NICK COX STRENGTH & REHABILITATION SPECIALIST JAMES PARKES STRENGTH & CONDITIONING SPECIALIST GARETH ELLIOTT PERFORMANCE ANALYST MATT TRIBBLE ACADEMY ANALYST KEITH FLEMING MATCH DAY CO-ORDINATOR KYE MUNSLOW PLAYING SIDE OPERATIONS

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LET’S GET SOCIAL

After a good result away at Worcester last night with

@officialexeterchiefs boys, it’s a recovery day out on the course getting schooled by this one #golf #golfswing #par3 #lovesit #saturday #devon #exeter #exeterchiefs @GSTEENSON10 | 5 OCT

So to top off an awesome day at @officialexeterchiefs with a 28-14 win, Jago made it into the official programme. One happy little lad that now thinks he’s famous. #chiefsfamily #exeterchiefs #chiefschiefschiefs @JC_TRAILRUNNER | 21 SEPT

So proud of our boys I even got our flag on tv. All 3 did our club proud. We got the crowd around us chopping after both tries. When @nowellsy15 was on his lap of honour we chopped again and got a thumbs up and that great smile of his. See you next week. @COLINDSEARLE | 5 OCT

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Jack Nowell and baby Nori after England Rugby’s 39-10 win over Union Argentina de Rugby OFFICIAL EXETER CHIEFS | 5 OCT

Long few days but Mummy @FelicityKvesic has been amazing!! Albie (Albert) Henry Kvesic joined us at 11.59pmon 30th of September. Proper proud Dad. #BabyBurrito Thanks to all the lovely midwives @RDEhospitals for their help, they were all amazing. @MATTKVESIC | 3 OCT

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New for the 19/20 Season we are launching the Teen Chiefs Membership Club aimed at fans aged 12-16 years The 2019/20 Membership Package includes:

Teen Chiefs members will also get the chance to enter unique competitions throughout the course of the year, which include: - A behind the scenes tour of Sandy Park - Match-Day dressing room set-up experience - Win the chance of a Community Camp Training camp for your club or school

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Free access to Braves Games*

Free Online Tribe access for exclusive Exeter Chiefs content

10% Trading Post discount

Free entrance to gaming event in the Exeter Suite with players

£25 for the season Available in the trading post and online at exeterchiefs.co.uk/shop

The chance to watch first-team training and Q&A session with selected players

*Entry to Exeter Braves Home Fixtures (Members must present their membership card at the ticket office to gain entry to the ground for Braves Games, they must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult). Membership does not entitle the holder entry to the ground on other match days.

EXETER RUGBY CLUB Which current Chiefs player has the middle name ‘Clutterbuck’?

BEN MOON

GREEN

Hilly

RUGBY WORLD CUP Who scored England’s

YELLOW Was it Courtney Lawes?

first try of the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

ORANGE

I’ll say Tom Curry

PINK

No idea

GALLAGHER PREMIERSHIP Who out of these three

BLUE

Southern Kings and Cheetahs

TOTAL

3 CORRECT

players finished with the most turnovers won in the Gallagher Premiership last season – was it Matt Kvesic, Alex Dombrandt or Tom Curry?

JACK INNARD

GREEN

Easy, that’s Sam Hill

INTERNATIONALS Which Internet acronym is also the nickname of an Englishman inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame?

YELLOW George Ford

ORANGE

Kev – Matt Kvesic

PINK

LOL – Lawrence Dallaglio

BLUE

The Cheetahs and the Crocodiles

PRO 14 Name the two South African teams who feature in the Pro 14?

TOTAL

2.5 CORRECT

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PREMIERSHIP RUGBY CUP RECORD (2001-2019) PLAYED 22 WON 5 DRAWN 1 LOST 16

Founded: 1888 Ground: Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol, BS3 2EJ Capacity: 27,000 Director of Rugby: Pat Lam Captain: Steven Luatua Website: bristolbearsrugby.com

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BRISTOL BEARS

DIRECTOR OF RUGBY Pat Lam

Born in Auckland, New Zealand on September 29, 1968 He started his senior career win in his hometown club in 1990, spending four years with them before playing for a year with North Harbour. In 1997, Lam moved to England and helped Newcastle Falcons to the title that season, before he moved onto Northampton Saints where he stayed for four years, helping them to lift the Heineken Cup in the 1999-2000 season. He would end his playing career back at the Falcons, but not before he won 34 Test caps for Samoa and featured in three World Cups - one of which, he was their captain. Lam started his coaching career as an assistant with Scotland in 2003, before taking over at Auckland (2004- 2008) and then the Blues (2009-2012). In 2013, he took charge of Connacht, helping them to win the Pro 12 in the 2015-16 season with victory over Leinster. He stayed in Galway until 2017, after which he switched to Bristol, whom he guided to Championship glory last season.

CAPTAIN Steven Luatua

Born on April 29, 1991 in Auckland, New Zealand. He kicked off his senior career playing provincial rugby for Auckland, before he made the step up into Super Rugby to play for the Blues, working under the guidance of Pat Lam. It was during his five-year stint that Luatua won the first of his 15 caps for the All Blacks, debuting for them against France in June 2013. He scored his first international try a year later against Australia in Sydney. When Lam took charge at Bristol in 2017, he wasted little time in recruiting the vastly-experienced back-row forward to help lead his side’s charge back into the Premiership.

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Jonathan Thomas has challenged Bristol to take their game to ‘the next level’ when they take on Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park this year. In what is the final round of qualification out of the pools stages in this season’s Premiership Rugby Cup, the Bears make the short trek down the M5 with plenty to play for, following back-to-back victories over Gloucester and London Irish. They know nothing less than a win at Sandy Park will be enough for them as they look to advance out of Pool B, which is currently being topped by Harlequins, who defeated them at The Stoop in their seasonal opener. Standing in their way, however, will be a Chiefs side, who themselves need a victory to ensure they progress to the last four. Having opened up with a win against Bath, they were well beaten in their second outing away to Leicester Tigers. Last Friday, though, normal service was resumed for the two-time winners of the competition as they produced 24 unanswered points in the second half at Sixways to run out 34-19 victors against Worcester Warriors. Bears coach Thomas is aware of the threat posed by Rob Baxter’s side, particularly on their own patch.

However, he wished to focus his - and his team’s focus - on themselves ahead of kick-off today. “We’ve spoken this year about going to the next level and we’ve challenged the group that each pre-season game, we just get better and better and just focus on, first and foremost, physicality,” he said. “We’ve shown signs with our scrum and with our maul attack and maul defence that, we’re in a pretty good place where we stand, but we’ve got an exciting game against Exeter coming up and it’s another good test for us.” Indeed, Thomas wants Bristol to take another big step in their preparation for the Gallagher Premiership opener against Bath at Ashton Gate next Friday. “You want to play in these games, a derby game against Exeter,” he said. “Make no bones about it, the important game for us is next Friday against Bath, but this is another important step on that road to playing against Bath, and it’s important we sign off pre-season in style.” It’s a feeling being echoed by Bears back Charlie Powell, who added: “Exeter are always a strong side, but we’ll prepare as best as we can for that game. We’re excited and we believe we can go there and put a performance in. “There’s an element of pressure, but it’s how we train and what we do day in, day out. It’s all about taking the opportunities afforded to us. This is a great

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opportunity to learn and develop – that’s what we’re focused on every day. “Pat (Lam) always says the team sheet isn’t written down straight away, there’s always a chance to play yourself into the team. So, I’ll just be out to do my best and make an impression whenever I get the chance to play. “I’m enjoying the game time I’ve got early season – everyone has been given an opportunity to put their best foot forward in these games. We’ve had the chance to go out and play and express ourselves and enjoy playing rugby.”

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SCOUTING REPORT

TRIES SCORED

1 ST HALF

4

5

2 ND HALF

9

9

3

4

TRY SCORES FROM START POSSESSION

CHIEFS

BEARS

22 M RESTART 50 M RESTART

0 0 0 0 6 2 1 0 0 0 0

0 1 0 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0

FREE-KICK

KICK RETURN

LINE-OUT

TRY TIMINGS

SCRUM

SCORED

CONCEEDED

TAP PENALTY TURNOVER WON

CHIEFS

BEARS

CHIEFS

BEARS

0-20 MINS 21-40 MINS 41-60 MINS 61-80 MINS

3 2 0 4

1 3 2 3

3 2 2 2

2 2 2 4

22 M RESTART RETAINED 50 M RESTART RETAINED

LINE-OUT STEAL

TOP PERFORMERS

TOP TRY SCORERS

TOP POINTS SCORERS

Mat Protheroe 3 tries

Tiff Eden 21 points

Harry Thacker | 2 tries Andy Uren/Charlie Powell/ Nathan Hughes/Tom Pincus 1 try

Mat Protheroe | 15 points Calum Sheedy/ Harry Thacker | 13 points

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LINE-OUTS

WON

LOST

%WON

CHIEFS

37 40

4 7

90 85

BRISTOL BEARS

SCRUMS CHIEFS

WON

LOST

%WON

25 28

2 3

93 90

BRISTOL BEARS

LINE-OUT/SCRUM STATS

LAST FOUR MEETINGS

DANGERMAN One of the powerhouse forwards within the Gallagher Premiership, NathanHughes, was Bristol’s star capture of the summer, joining the Bears on a three-year deal from league rivals, Wasps. Although born in Lautoka in Fiji, Hughes’ rugby career really started inNew Zealandwhere hewas initially part of the AucklandHigh Performance Academy, beforemaking his debut for the club against Otago in the 2011 ITMCup. Hewould spend two years playing DownUnder before hemoved to

26/01/19 (Premiership Rugby Cup, Ashton Gate) BRISTOL BEARS 10 / EXETER CHIEFS 12

THE FORM GUIDE 05/01/19 (Gallagher Premiership, Sandy Park) EXETER CHIEFS 14 / BRISTOL BEARS 9 18/11/18 (Gallagher Premiership, Ashton Gate) BRISTOL BEARS 29 / EXETER CHIEFS 31 08/04/17 (Aviva Premiership, Sandy Park) EXETER CHIEFS 38 / BRISTOL RUGBY 34

the Premiership in 2013, linking upwithWasps where he quickly made quite a name for himself. During a six-season stint with theMidlanders, he featured 92 times in the top flight, scoring 22 tries in the process. His formbrought himto the attentions of England head coach Eddie Jones, who handed himhis Test debut inNovember 2016, coming off the bench against South Africa at Twickenham. He currently has 20 caps to his name, including one try scored against Argentina in 2017.

Worcester Warriors (A) 19-34

London Irish (H) 44-27

Leicester Tigers (A) 27-7

Gloucester Rugby (H) 20-17

Bath Rugby (H) 28-14

Harlequins (A) 24-12

NATHAN HUGHES

Saracens (N) 37-34

Castres (A) 30-21

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LUKE COWAN-DICKIE HOOKER 20.06.1993 1.85m 6ft 1in 110kg 17st 4lbs

ALEX CUTHBERT WING 05.04.1990 1.96m 6ft 5in 106kg 16st 6lbs

DAVE DENNIS LOCK/BACK-ROW 10.01.1986 1.94m 6ft 4in 112kg 17st 8lbs

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FLYNN ELWORTHY BACK-ROW 27.10.1999 1.88m 6ft 2in 96kg 15st 1lbs

PHIL DOLLMAN CENTRE/FULL-BACK 15.05.1985 1.83m 6ft 90kg 14st 1lbs

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SAM HILL CENTRE 1.84m 6ft

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STUART HOGG FULL-BACK 24.06.1992 1.78m 5ft 10in 93kg 14st 6lbs

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1.83m 6ft

111kg 17st 4lbs

JAMES KENNY PROP

BILLY KEAST PROP

JANNES KIRSTEN LOCK/BACK-ROW 01.12.1993 1.96m 6ft 5in 115kg 18st 1lbs

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SAM MORLEY FLY-HALF 14.07.1998 1.78m 5ft 10in 80kg 12st 8lbs

MAX NOREY HOOKER 05.08.1999 1.78m 5ft 10in 100kg 15st 10lbs

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HEAD

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32 193

10 75 12

TOTAL CARRIES TOTAL METRES TACKLES MISSED TACKLES TRIES SCORED CLEAN BREAKS DEFENDERS BEATEN OFFLOADS TURNOVERS WON

9 3 2 5 10

6 0 2 4 0 1

4 2

TOP PERFORMERS

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TOP CARRIES JANNES KIRSTEN 36 - 33 NATHAN HUGHES OLLY WOODBURN 32 - 22 ED HOLMES TOM HENDRICKSON 29 - 22 MAT PROTHEROE

TOP TACKLES STAN SOUTH 34 - 37 DAN THOMAS JACK INNARD 28 - 32 WILL HURRELL JANNES KIRSTEN 23 - 31 JAKE WOOLMORE

LINEOUTS WON STAN SOUTH 13 - 8 JOHN HAWKINS JANNES KIRSTEN 8 - 8 ED HOLMES SEAN LONSDALE 4 - 6 JOE BATLEY

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PREMIERSHIP RUGBY CUP ROUND 3 REVIEW

BRISTOL BEARS 4 T: Thacker, Hughes, Uren, Protheroe (2)

BATH 7 T: Davis C: Priestland LEICESTER TIGERS 18 T: Reffell, White C: Hardwick P: Hardwick; D: Hardwick

C: Eden (5) P: Eden (3) LONDON IRISH 27 T: Englefield, Loader (2), Cooke C: Myler (2) P: Myler

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS 28 T: Symons (2), Taylor, Ribbans

HARLEQUINS 40 T: Brown, Landajo, Baldwin, Morris, Tapuai, Bothma C: Smith (5) GLOUCESTER 31 T: Simpson, Twelvetrees, Hinkley, Seabrook, Grobler C: Twelvetrees (3)

C: Grayson (4) SARACENS 54 T: Gallagher, Segun, Tompkins (3), Spencer, M Vunipola C: Whiteley, M Vunipola (4) P: Whiteley

SALE SHARKS 24 T: van der Merwe, Solomona (2) C: du Preez (3) P: du Preez WASPS 20 T: Wolstenholme, Willis C: Umaga (2) P: Umaga (2)

WORCESTER WARRIORS 19 T: Howe (3) C: Lance (2) EXETER CHIEFS 34 T: Woodburn, Vermeulen, Lonsdale, Kvesic C: J Simmonds (4) P: J Simmonds (2)

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TOP POINTS SCORERS Tom Whiteley

Saracens

39

Jacob Umaga

Wasps

25

Tom Hardwick

Leicester Tigers

23

Tiff Eden

Bristol Bears

21

Nick Tompkins

Saracens

20

James Grayson

Northampton Saints

19

Manu Vunipola

Saracens

18

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TOP TRY SCORERS Nick Tompkins

Saracens

4

Levi Davis

Bath

3

Tom Howe

Worcester Warriors

3

Aaron Morris

Harlequins

3

Mat Protheroe

Bristol Bears

3

Rotimi Segun

Saracens

3

POOL A

PLAYED

WON

DRAWN

LOST

FOR

AGAINST

PTS

Sale Sharks

3

3

0

0

99

55

14

Saracens

3

2

0

1

121

92

10

Wasps

3

1

0

2

84

106

7

Northampton Saints

3

0

0

3

78

129

3

POOL B

PLAYED

WON

DRAWN

LOST

FOR

AGAINST

PTS

Harlequins

3

3

0

0

85

61

13

Bristol Bears

3

2

0

1

76

68

9

London Irish

3

1

0

2

94

92

7

Gloucester Rugby

3

0

0

3

77

109

3

POOL C

PLAYED

WON

DRAWN

LOST

FOR

AGAINST

PTS

Exeter Chiefs

3

2

0

1

69

90

10

Leicester Tigers

3

2

0

1

68

71

9

Worcester Warriors

3

1

0

2

104

93

6

Bath

3

1

0

2

57

74

5

LIVE FOR MATCHDAY

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