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Exeter Chiefs will begin their 2016/17 Premiership campaign on Sunday, 4 September, against Wasps in a rematch of last season's victorious semi-final.
Rob Baxter's team came within 80 agonising minutes of becoming English champions for the first time but had their hopes dashed by Saracens at the final in May.
And the Chiefs will go head to head with Saracens in the second round of fixtures, at Sandy Park on the the 11 September.
Supporters can look forward to extra West Country derbies following Bristol's promotion, as well as the usual mouth-watering meeting with Bath and Gloucester. Meetings with all three come before the end of October and Exeter finish the regular season at Kingsholm against Gloucester.
- 4 September Wasps v Exeter Chiefs
- 11 September Exeter Chiefs v Saracens
- 23 September Bristol v Exeter Chiefs
- 8 October Exeter Chiefs v Gloucester
- 30 October Exeter Chiefs v Bath
- 31 December Bath v Exeter Chiefs
- 8 April Exeter Chiefs v Bristol
- 6 May Gloucester v Exeter Chiefs
Three Exeter Chiefs players have all agreed new deals with the Aviva Premiership club.
Fresh from helping England record a first-ever series win in Australia last month, Jack Nowell, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Henry Slade have signed on to new three-year contracts.
All three players have established themselves within English rugby, but also on the European and international stage.
When you look at all the things it needs for three players like that to sign for a club, it shows that you are ticking a lot of boxes.
First and foremost it shows that we look after them and they enjoy being here, which is vitally important, but it also shows that we can help them not only achieve the ambitions which they have achieved so far, but that they also feel in the future they will experience big things here, not just in the Premiership and in Europe, but also internationally.
Excitement is building ahead Exeter Chiefs first ever play off semi final. The Chiefs take on Wasps this afternoon after they finished 2nd and 3rd in the Premiership. The winner will take on Saracens or Leicester in the League final at Twickernham next week. Fans are already sending their messages of support on Twitter, including one group of friends who sent their best wishes all the way from sunny Spain...
Come on EXETER CHIEFS,we can't be there but will be cheering you on@ExeterChiefs https://t.co/qfJ8FJeBax
Good luck to @exeterchiefs today. Been a fantastic season and hopefully it concludes next week at the home of rugby
Just arrived @exeterchiefs for the semi against Wasps. Electric atmosphere already even singing on the bus on the way in. Devon expects!
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Tonight the Exeter Chiefs could have gone top of Rugby's premiership with a win away at Gloucester.
But it wasn't to be. They lost 16-9. The first half ended nil-nil. All the points coming in the second half. Exeter remain in second place but do get a losing bonus point.
Two tries from Thomas Waldrom have put Exeter Chiefs ahead in their quarter final match against Wasps going into half time.
Thousands of Exeter Chiefs fans will be among the crowd in Coventry for the quarter final of the European Champions Cup.
It's the highest profile game the club has ever been involved in as they play fellow Premiership side Wasps at the stadium they share with Coventry City Football Club.
We're at the ground ready for the match, here's what the fans had to say before the crunch tie:
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