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Chiefs squad 2009/10

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By Moorsman
May 11 2009

A look at the Chiefs squad for 2009/10 as it stands. Still a few to be added but this years 36'ish will get more game time than some of last years 50'ish managed.

Exeter Chiefs 
2009/10 Squad

With just a month to go until pre-season training starts here is the list of players who are likely to make up the squad.  I've taken the names from those still shown on the 'Offy Site' plus the seven new signings announced to date.  I'll update the list as and when there are changes.

Member of 2008/09 squad

New signing 2009/10

Front Row
Simon Alcott  
Sam Blythe 
Chris Budgen  
Neil Clark  
Shane Kingsland 
Ben Moon
Ruaidhri Murphy - Leinster
Saul Nelson 
Brett Sturgess 
Hoani Tui  - Calvisano
Second Row
Chris Bentley
Marshall Cormack 
James Hanks
Sean Tomes - Newport Gwent Dragons
Back Row
Richie Baxter 
Jamie Fleming
Tommy Hayes 
Tom Johnson
Alan Miller
Andy Miller
James Scaysbrook - Bath
Chad Slade

Scrum Half
Richard Bolt
Haydn Thomas - Bristol
Clive Stuart-Smith

Fly Half
Danny Gray
Josh Matavesi (Exeter Chiefs England Rugby Academy)
Gareth Steenson 

Tom Bedford 
Matt Cornwell
Paul McKenzie 
Bryan Rennie 
Stephen Ward 

Matt Jess
Nic Sestaret 

Full Back
Phil Dollman - Newport Gwent Dragons 
Emyr Lewis  
Sean Marsden 

 Last Edited 25/05/09


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Chiefs squad 2009/10
Unofficial Chiefs (IP Logged)
11/05/2009 20:39
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Re: Chiefs squad 2009/10
ChiefBottleWasher (IP Logged)
11/05/2009 22:04
thats 37 players heavy on the forwards ( 22 v 15) particularly light on the wing.

Heres hoping for a quick apointment of the backs coach and hopefully he can bring some players, though looks like a couple to be trimmed from the forwards if aiming for 36 ish ( Cracknell and/or Bentley if the sevens thread is accurate)

Is the academy heavy on Backs?

Re: Chiefs squad 2009/10
Tauntonchief (IP Logged)
11/05/2009 22:11
Why was Jason Luff shown the door,considering there are only two wingers in the team

Re: Chiefs squad 2009/10
Geronimo Jim (IP Logged)
11/05/2009 22:16
I doubt if Stephen Ward should be on that list.

Re: Chiefs squad 2009/10
Moorsman (IP Logged)
11/05/2009 23:49
GJ the list will certainly change with time but for now I've based it on the Offy Site player list, which has been updated by removing those who have already been announced as leaving/left. There are sure to be changes as the squad figure given at the Members Forum was 36'ish, with about 30 of the existing squad.

Re: Chiefs squad 2009/10
Geronimo Jim (IP Logged)
12/05/2009 00:50
Wardy told me that his injury will keep him out for quite some time and that he was seriously looking at his options as to whether and where he will play in the future.

Re: Chiefs squad 2009/10
12/05/2009 07:31
Cracknell is out, released yesterday.

adamwhite Burnthouse Lane Chief
Re: Chiefs squad 2009/10
12/05/2009 11:11
Hi guys,

I thought it was explained at the members meeting about the squad situation, because they are reducing the size they were always going to have to release some people to make way for the new arrivals. I know the squad looks forward heavy at the moment but our player recruitment has not finished so I guess we will have to wait and see the announcements from the club in the next few weeks. At the minute we might only have two natural wingers but Paul Mac did a great job last season and also Tom Bedford can play there if required. Our league whatever format it is has always been forward based so we will need plenty for the hard work. It seems to me although certain things had to be done to reduce the squad size I will reserve judgement until the recruiting is finished.

Re: Chiefs squad 2009/10
4everchief (IP Logged)
12/05/2009 22:32
Does anybody know if Toby Freeman has gone as stated in todays Echo.

Re: Chiefs squad 2009/10
Chiefs4GP (IP Logged)
13/05/2009 11:43
If Freeman is off then I would definitely like to see another quality second row coming in. There are some in the back row who can double up but it just seems a bit sparse.

Other positions I think we need to bring guys into would be full back, wing and a quality inside centre. Maybe another fly half as well but that is just being picky. We have an abundance of quality outside centres but in my opinion need a 12 that can really spark them off a bit more.

bandit boy
Re: Chiefs squad 2009/10
bandit boy (IP Logged)
13/05/2009 13:17
And a new captain!!!!!!!!!!!

Boubagump (FCG)
Re: Chiefs squad 2009/10
boubagump (FCG) (IP Logged)
01/06/2009 16:32
Perhaps, Sukanaivalu Hufanga sign to Chiefs Squad. He came from Brive (France). He plays Centre et he's international tongian player.

He make a wonderful try against England at the time of France world cup 2007.

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