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Twelve Years to the Prem - Part 4
By Moorsman
June 22 2010


Sandy Park

Part 4 covers the move to Sandy Park and the Drewett Years.

Twelve Years to the Premiership
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Part 4 - 06/07 to 08/09
(Sandy Park and the Drewett years)


The move to Sandy Park marks a major development in Exeter Chiefs Premiership ambitions.  

Sandy Park

Sandy Park

The stadium was officially opened by Jason Leonard prior to the England Saxons v Italy match staged at Sandy Park.  This was part of the Churchill cup and the Chiefs also hosted the NZ Maori v Ireland game.

NZ Maori Haka


Season 06/07 - Fourth place with 101 points with the same points as the Pirates but Chiefs had one more win.   League winners were Leeds on 123 points.  The Chiefs had a disappointing first half of the season but the second half saw them win all apart from the away game at Leeds.  Top scorer was Tony Yapp with 280 and Jason Luff scored most tries with 16.  

PositionWonDrawLostForAgainstPoints DiffBPPoints
6th211877450726715101



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Exeter Chiefs squad season 06/07

Season 07/08 - Second place on the same points (116) as Nottingham but with one more win.  Northampton Saints were league winners who were undefeated with 143 points.  Top points scorer was Danny Gray with 172, Tony Yapp scored 114.  Josh Dauniniu was the highest try scorer with 22 in his 1st season of league rugby.  Jason Luff scored 19 tries, which would normally have been enough to be top try scorer.   

PositionWonDrawLostForAgainstPoints DiffBPPoints
2nd240689942447520116


Squad 07/08

Exeter Chiefs squad season 07/08

Season 08/09 - Second place with 119 points behind league winners Leeds on 133.  Gareth Steenson top scored with 228 points, both Matt Jess and Sean Marsden scored 16 tries with Paul McKenzie (15) and Josh Drauniniu (13) also in double figures.  

PoistionWonDrawLostForAgainstPoints DiffBPPoints
2nd2325107745362423119


Squad 08/09

Exeter Chiefs squad season 08/09

06/07
National Division
1
07/08
National Division
1
08/09
National Division
1
Tony Walker
Tony Yapp
Richard Baxter
Kevin Barrett
Ian Brown
Jason Luff
Gary Kingdom
Mark Fatialofa
Junior Fatialofa
Ben Breeze
Joe Horn-Smith
Sam Blythe
James Hanks
Dan Parkes
Alan Miller
Gary Willis
Ollie Hodge
Thomas Bedford
Stephen Bennett
Richard Liddington
Simon Jenkins
Alastair Murdoch
Peter Fisher
Saul Nelson
Wade Kelly
George Davis
Chad Slade
Stephen Ward
Michael Rickner
Richard Bolt
Adam Staniforth
Aaron Jarvis
Ian Wilson
Benjamin Brown
Jason Hobson
Tom Hockedy
Dan Manns
Anthony Roques
Stuart Alred
Matt Grove
Jody Wheelhouse
Josh Drauniniu
Junior Fatialofa
Jason Luff
James Hanks
Lewis Stevenson
Clive Stuart-Smith
Richard Baxter
Andy Miller
Sam Blythe
Danny Gray
Mark Fatialofa
Chad Slade
Tom, Johnson
Sean Marsden
John Andress
Gary Kingdom
Dan Parkes
Shane Kingsland
Wade Kelly
Brett Sturgess
Tony Yapp
Chris Bentley
Craig Dunlea
Ben Breeze
Alan Miller
Kevin Barrett
Saul Nelson
Kieran Geraughty
Simon Jenkins
Stephen Ward
Gary Willis
Toby Freeman
Tom Skelding
Adam Staniforth
Stephen Bennett
Joe Horn-Smith
Hayden Thomas
Ian Wilson
Matt Grove
Tony Walker
Richard Baxter
Tom, Johnson
Tom Hayes
Lewis Stevenson
John Andress
Gareth Steenson
Sam Blythe
Clive Stuart-Smith
Sean Marsden
Chris Budgen
Josh Drauniniu
Paul McKenzie
Bryan Rennie
Matthew Jess
Thomas Bedford
Richard Pugh
Nicolas Sestaret
Alan Miller
Brett Sturgess
Matt Cornwell
Daniel Tuohy
Danny Gray
Mark Fatialofa
Kevin Barrett
Neil Clark
Stephen Ward
Ben Breeze
Ben Moon
Emyr Lewis
Chad Slade
Chris Bentley
Andy Miller
Saul Nelson
Chris Cracknell
Shane Kingsland
Dan Parkes
Tom Skelding
Ed Lewsey
Richard Bolt
Gary Kingdom
Tony Yapp
Wade Kelly
James Hanks
Josh Matavasi
Simon Alcott
Michael Stupple

Links to previous years:-

Part 1 - Seasons 97/98 to 99/00
Part 2 - Seasons 00/01 to 02/03
Part 3 - Seasons 03/04 to 05/06

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