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By Moorsman
July 6 2017

A quick look at Chiefs opening opponents over the last seasons.

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Exeter Chiefs celebrate winning the Aviva Premiership Final at Twickenham Stadium, London.


A look at how Exeter Chiefs opening fixtures have panned out over the last seven seasons.

2010/11 - Gloucester Rugby at Sandy Park - Won 22-10

2011/12 - Leicester at Welford Road - Won 28-30

2012/13 - Sale at Sandy Park - Won 43-6

2013/14 - Saints at Franklin's Gardens  - Lost 38-11

2014/15 - London Welsh at Kassam Stadium - Won 0-52

2015/16 - Bath at the Rec - Lost 19-17

2016/17 - Wasps at Ricoh - Lost 25-20

We must be due a home game and if it's to be different opposition then the choice comes down to Quins, Falcons or Warriors as Sarries and Irish are home at the London Double Header.  

Who do you fancy?

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thechiefstribe.com (IP Logged)
06/07/2017 12:28
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Blue feather
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Blue feather (IP Logged)
06/07/2017 12:32
London Irish at Sandy Park would be a nice start.

 
Chiefs
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Chiefs (IP Logged)
06/07/2017 12:42
Don't mind who it is.......But if we are not home there is going to be trouble!

 
StewardSaffin
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Little MissChief (IP Logged)
06/07/2017 14:04
I hope this isn't what happens but I do wonder whether we will be thrown into HQ as defending champions against the newly promoted London Irish & Sarries v Quins in other London double header.

 
Littledeepea
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Otter Supper (IP Logged)
06/07/2017 16:17
I know we asked for an away match, when we were probably due a home game in the season when we laid the new pitch, (14/15 15/16) but we should still be given a home game this coming season.

I do not like the idea of us being included in the LDH. Given that there are now only 2 London teams in the PL, unless those 2 teams are the home teams it should not happen.

If, hopefully, we start at home (given that Sarries & Quins will be in the LDH) I would like to see Saints, Tigers, Sharks or Falcons at SP.

We need to be against a team who will stretch us and tell us that even though we are the Premiership Champions we have no right to win any game.

A win against any of those will instil some confidence and give the boys a better start than last year.



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MESSAGES->author
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Tribester (IP Logged)
07/07/2017 10:04
So it's Gloucester away , Friday 1st September.

Premiership Champions rewarded with an away Friday evening opening game!

 
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Moorsman (IP Logged)
07/07/2017 10:28
Friday away as our opener! What a shame we couldn't have had Glaws at our place.

 
Zyder head
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Zyder head (IP Logged)
07/07/2017 10:44
@#%&!
Start the season with another effing jaunt up the M5 on a Friday!
When do the schools go back? I am sure it is the Monday after just to complete the misery........

 
Chiefs
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Chiefs (IP Logged)
07/07/2017 12:19
(Sm31)Incandescent with rage.(Sm31)

 
StewardSaffin
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Little MissChief (IP Logged)
07/07/2017 13:39
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Zyder head
@#%&!
Start the season with another effing jaunt up the M5 on a Friday!
When do the schools go back? I am sure it is the Monday after just to complete the misery........

Yep they all return on Mon 4th Sep!

 
StewardSaffin
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Little MissChief (IP Logged)
07/07/2017 13:40
Well that was my theory blown out of the water! Lol

 
Littledeepea
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Otter Supper (IP Logged)
07/07/2017 14:44
Could be down to BT wanting to open the season with the reigning champions and we don't play at home on Friday evenings.

Hoping I'm not going to jinx the boys but looking at the 1st 3 games, (Glaws A, Irish H and Wuss A) I'm hoping that we have a much better start to this season than last and give the team confidence for the 4th game, at home to Wasps.

Looking at the fixtures I think that we can get ourselves into a really good position before going to Sarries at the end of November. After last season no team scares me now.

 
Master Chief
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Master Chief (IP Logged)
07/07/2017 17:01
That is a really tough opening fixture (I know all games are)! Glos will be really up for this especially given we best them in the same fixture on the last day of the regular season.

Would be good if Kvesic is up and running and shows them what they're missing!! I think he can become a seriously high class player for us.

 
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Lowerwatha (IP Logged)
07/07/2017 17:57
I'd rather be playing Glaws at their place on a firm, fast track early doors rather than in the dead of winter when their cabbage patch of a pitch resembles a ploughed field!
Rather like our performance in the final last season when we learned from our mistakes of the the previous season's final and came out on top, we must learn from our poor start last season and play like the Champions of England carrying on our unbeaten run!

 
mommentum
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mommentum (IP Logged)
07/07/2017 19:53
How does our two games against Saracens line up with international games?

 
paulg_chief
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paulg_chief (IP Logged)
07/07/2017 22:46
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Lowerwatha
I'd rather be playing Glaws at their place on a firm, fast track early doors rather than in the dead of winter when their cabbage patch of a pitch resembles a ploughed field!
Rather like our performance in the final last season when we learned from our mistakes of the the previous season's final and came out on top, we must learn from our poor start last season and play like the Champions of England carrying on our unbeaten run!

At the Fixture Brunch today [iro 300 in attendance] Rob said players' comments on returning to training included want to win it differently this year, looking like potential champions from day one.

Fingers, and everything else, crossed that they can continue the phenomenal record from last season. One thing I'm sure of is win or lose, they will have given their all and they'll learn from it.

 
jo
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jojo (IP Logged)
08/07/2017 22:11
Is there a good reason why Chiefs don't play at home on a Friday evening?

 
Zyder head
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Zyder head (IP Logged)
09/07/2017 05:34
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jojo
Is there a good reason why Chiefs don't play at home on a Friday evening?

I believe the police block Friday night games on traffic congestion grounds as we are on top of the M5.
It makes sense as the M5 is like a car park on Friday's, especially during the summer holidays!

 
Viho
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Viho (IP Logged)
09/07/2017 08:05
Quins away at the Stoop is the same day as Army v Navy at Twickers!

 
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Moorsman (IP Logged)
09/07/2017 10:05
There's also an issue with Sandy Park being an active conference/meeting facility on a Friday

 
Blue feather
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Blue feather (IP Logged)
10/07/2017 11:08
Got the First home game right and nearly won the raffle at the announcement brunch (mine was the next ticket down!)

 
chieftain
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Chieftain (IP Logged)
11/07/2017 21:19
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Zyder head
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jojo
Is there a good reason why Chiefs don't play at home on a Friday evening?

I believe the police block Friday night games on traffic congestion grounds as we are on top of the M5.
It makes sense as the M5 is like a car park on Friday's, especially during the summer holidays!
Yea but the rugby season doesn't start until the schools go back (bar the first weekend) so it's a bit of a nonsense really. I don't like Friday nigh rugby but I dislike Sundays eVen more so the club should appeal to the council/highways to allow Friday night games at SP

 
MESSAGES->author
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Moorsman (IP Logged)
11/07/2017 21:36
Fridays won't happen because it would lose a day's business at Sandy Park. I don't think school holidays would make too much difference as the majority of traffic goes past on the M way. Even without holiday trafic the exodus from Sowton Industrial estate causes chaos most evenings at the junction with Friday worst of all.

 
Rugby_travel
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Rugby_travel (IP Logged)
14/07/2017 10:12
Hope you don't mind me posting on here but I was just wondering if anyone who is involved in a local rugby club might be interested in going on a weekend tour to watch Exeter play away and then play a local rugby club on the other day.

If you are interested the link below has some more information smiling smiley

Follow your team on tour

 
matelot22
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matelot22 (IP Logged)
14/07/2017 10:29
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Viho
Quins away at the Stoop is the same day as Army v Navy at Twickers!

Pretty sure they'll move it to Friday or Sunday. Wasps had the same fixture last season and it got moved to Friday.

 
Viho
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Viho (IP Logged)
14/07/2017 12:13
Maybe but it is the last game of the season and normally they are all played at the same time on the Saturday

 
matelot22
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matelot22 (IP Logged)
17/07/2017 11:03
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Viho
Maybe but it is the last game of the season and normally they are all played at the same time on the Saturday

D'oh!!! DIdn't realise it was the last day this year.

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