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Chiefs Squad ... take 2


By Moorsman
June 2 2009

An updated version of the squad so far with 9 new signings.

Exeter Chiefs 
2009/10 Squad

Here is the list of players who make up the Exeter Chiefs 2009/10 squad. Looking back to the first season at Sandy Park we still have 16 players who were in the 2007/08 squad of about 40, with only 6 players leaving at season's end.  2008/09 saw the mass expansion of the squad to around the 50 mark. This season sees a mass exodus with 18 players leaving and 10 players joining. I've taken the names from those still shown on the 'Offy Site' plus the new signings announced.

Member of 2007/08 squad
Member of 2008/09 squad
New signing 2009/10

Front Row
Simon Alcott (25)
Sam Blythe (32)
Chris Budgen (36)  
Neil Clark (27)  
Shane Kingsland (22)
Ben Moon (19)  
Riadhri Murphy - Leinster (21)
Saul Nelson (29)

Brett Sturgess (27)
Hoani Tui  - Calvisano (24)

Second Row
Chris Bentley (30)
Marshall Cormack (29)
James Hanks (24)
Sean Tomes(26) - Newport Gwent Dragons

Back Row
Richie Baxter  (31)
Jamie Fleming (20)
Tommy Hayes (29)
Tom Johnson (26)
Alan Miller (27)
Andy Miller (27)
James Scaysbrook (26) - Bath
Chad Slade (27)

Scrum Half
Richard Bolt (21)
Haydn Thomas (26) - Bristol
Clive Stuart-Smith (26)

Fly Half
Danny Gray (26)
Josh Matavesi (18) (Exeter Chiefs England Rugby Academy)
Gareth Steenson (25)

Tom Bedford (20) 
Matt Cornwell (24)

Suka Hufanga (26) - Brive
Paul McKenzie (25)
Bryan Rennie (24)
Michael Stupple (19) (Exeter Chiefs England Rugby Academy)
Stephen Ward (31)


Mark Foster (25) - Gloucester
Matt Jess (25)
Nic Sestaret (28)

Full Back

Phil Dollman (24) - Newport Gwent Dragons
Emyr Lewis (32)  

Sean Marsden (28)

The following players left in season 08/09

John Andress - Harlequins
Joe Horn-Smith - Sale 
Dan Parkes - Brixham coaching 
Toby Freeman - Birmingham 
Tom Skelding - Albion
Lewis Stevenson - Harlequins
Dan Tuohy - Ulster
Chris Cracknell - ? 
Richie Pugh - Scarlets
Kevin Barrett - Saracens
Tony Yapp - Cornish All Blacks
Mark Fatialofa - France? 
Wade Kelly - Sicily
Josh Dauniniu - Harlequins
Ed Lewsey - Cornish All Blacks
Jason Luff - Cornish All Blacks
Ben Breeze - retired
Gary Kingdom - Albion 


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Chiefs Squad ... take 2
Unofficial Chiefs (IP Logged)
02/06/2009 21:47
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Re: Chiefs Squad ... take 2
TCB (IP Logged)
02/06/2009 22:38
Average age of squad is just over 24 years.

That is young (ish) but also with a good blend of experience.

Looks good for the coming season I think.


Re: Chiefs Squad ... take 2
ChiefBottleWasher (IP Logged)
02/06/2009 22:47
I cannot let that pass I calculate the average age as 26.2 if those ages in brackets are correct. I guess it might come down a bit with unnamed academy players.

Re: Chiefs Squad ... take 2
chiefswatcher (IP Logged)
03/06/2009 08:34
good squad, but would like to see just one more heavyweight centre to get the ball over the gainline to give our talented back row something to work with.

something in the fats mould would be good, but with 15 less years on the clock.

mini caps
Re: Chiefs Squad ... take 2
mini caps (IP Logged)
03/06/2009 09:54
looks like a good squad
but will their be a few more signings before the start of the season

Re: Chiefs Squad ... take 2
chiefmatt (IP Logged)
03/06/2009 14:50
Agree with you guys it certainly looks a good squad..and I've been saying for a while that I'd like to see us sign a quality centre and I honestly believe we will do.
Does anyone have any ideas as to the status/fitness of Matt Cornwell as I've hardly heard anything of him in quite a while?

Big Tim Tim
Re: Chiefs Squad ... take 2
Big Tim Tim (IP Logged)
03/06/2009 15:46
I believe Fats is sunning himself in Marseille at his new club

Re: Chiefs Squad ... take 2
TCB (IP Logged)
03/06/2009 21:30
I cannot let that pass I calculate the average age as 26.2 if those ages in brackets are correct. I guess it might come down a bit with unnamed academy players.

Maths was never a strong point.

Having recalculated though I now make the average age 25.94, but I could still be wrong and probably am.

Re: Chiefs Squad ... take 2
Geronimo Jim (IP Logged)
04/06/2009 08:57
But if you are wrong you are wrong to an accuracy of two decimal places! IMPRESSIVE!(Sm154)(Sm85)

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2009:06:04:08:59:10 by Geronimo Jim.

adamwhite Burnthouse Lane Chief
Re: Chiefs Squad ... take 2
04/06/2009 11:31
Hi guys,

Looks like its taking shape nicely, have to agree though our centres were ravaged last year that is how we ended up signing Paul Mac because of the injuries we had sustained. With Wardy set for a spell out I would like to see a centre signed. I gues otherwise we will be relying on the Academy to fill the gaps and we need some strength in that area. Lets hope Rob has one more quality signing up his sleeve before the season starts.

Boubagump (FCG)
Re: Chiefs Squad ... take 2
boubagump (FCG) (IP Logged)
05/06/2009 14:16
It's ok for Suka Hufanga !

Re: Chiefs Squad ... take 2
4everchief (IP Logged)
08/06/2009 10:53
Thankyou for your very accurate imformation boubagump the news has been released today (June 8) over here.

Re: Chiefs Squad ... take 2
ChiefBottleWasher (IP Logged)
10/06/2009 23:15
Interesting snipet about Joe Horn-Smith at the bottom of this piece on sales Heineken cup ties claims he has already moved back to the champoinship at London Welsh.

Joe Horn Smith

Re: Chiefs Squad ... take 2
UltraViolet (IP Logged)
11/06/2009 10:06
CBW, yes it also says that in the Express and Echo today.

Re: Chiefs Squad ... take 2
ChiefBottleWasher (IP Logged)
14/06/2009 14:18
Looks like one of the activities on the first day of pre-season was to get photo's to update the Players part of the offical site
spotting the newcomers is easy as they have the grey training shirts on smiling smiley


A Cynic
Re: Chiefs Squad ... take 2
A Cynic (IP Logged)
23/06/2009 16:13
looks like Joe Horn Smith hasn't gone back to the championship - he might be looking for a job again based on the london welch news

Re: Chiefs Squad ... take 2
23/06/2009 20:35
Dan Parkes has gone to Brixham as coach.

Orange Feather
Re: Chiefs Squad ... take 2
Orange Feather (IP Logged)
25/06/2009 12:35
Moorsman Fats has gone to France

Re: Chiefs Squad ... take 2
ChiefBottleWasher (IP Logged)
26/06/2009 19:22
another new signing on the Offy site , Michael Stupple from the academy not sure if No 8 or centre

offy site

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