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FT: Gloucester 22 - 25 Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs' Damian Welch (centre) is tackled by Gloucester Rugby's Ben Morgan (left) and Richard Hibbard. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Exeter Chiefs have picked up their second win of the season after beating Gloucester at Kingsholm.

Despite conceding two early tries, Rob Baxter's men battled back to win 25 - 22.

Ben White scored the Chiefs' only try, with 17 points coming from the boot of Gareth Steenson.

A year until Rugby World Cup comes to Exeter

Celebrations in Exeter a year to Rugby World Cup Credit: ITV West Country/Jacquie Bird

Sandy Park will be one of the 13 match venues for the world tournament in 2015. Exeter will host Tonga during the tournament and there'll be three games in its stadium.

For Chiefs players like Tom Johnson, who could be part of the England line up it's an exciting time. Schools in the city have pledged their support to the five teams who'll be playing there, Georgia, Italy Namibia, Romania and Tonga.

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Countdown to Rugby World Cup in Exeter

It's a year until the first game of the Rugby World Cup takes place on 18 September 2015 Credit: PA

It's a year today until World Cup Fever hits Exeter with the first game of the Rugby World Cup. Exeter will host Tonga and there will be three games at Exeter Chiefs' Sandy Park during the tournament.

Schools in the city have pledged their support to the five teams who'll be playing there, Georgia, Italy Namibia, Romania and Tonga.

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Plymouth former Royal Marine wins four golds at Invictus Games

Joe Townsend has won four gold medals at the Invictus Games

A Plymouth based former Royal Marine has won four gold medals at the Invictus Games. Joe Townsend, who's based at Hasler Company, won the medals in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 1500m in the Men's Wheel IT4 category.

The Invictus Games are for injured service men and women from around the world. They finish in London at the weekend.

Joe won won the medals in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 1500m in the Men's Wheel IT4 category.

I knew that if I did well in the 100m I’d do well throughout. After the first event this morning I was pretty confident. I saw the last guy on the finishing straight of the 1500m and had in mind if I don’t lap him I’ve not done my job. It’s great to be in the team; I’m competing for my country in the sporting field now, not the battlefield.

– Joe Townsend

Rugby World Cup comes to Exeter

The Webb Ellis Cup will be on display at Exeter's Guildhall and Sandy Park Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA

The Rugby World Cup comes to Exeter tomorrow (Saturday). The Webb Ellis Cup will be on display at Exeter’s Guildhall and at Sandy Park, one of the 13 venues for Rugby World Cup 2015.

The visit comes as up to one million tickets go on general sale for all 48 matches at Rugby World Cup 2015. This includes tickets for Tonga v Namibia, Namibia v Georgia and Italy v Romania which will both be played at Sandy Park. People can have their picture taken with the Webb Ellis Cup Trophy at the Guildhall on the High Street from 10.00am until 12noon.

The Trophy will then make the short journey across the city to Sandy Park to celebrate the reopening of the stadium after it’s summer re-development. Fans attending the Exeter Chiefs’ first home game of the season against Leicester Tigers will also be able to see the Trophy and have their picture taken with it, between 1pm and 3pm.

Having the Webb Ellis Cup in Exeter for such an exciting day was a too big to miss. The development work that has taken place at Sandy Park over the summer has been outstanding and Exeter is very proud to have such a forward thinking Rugby club within the city.

– Cllr Rosie Denham Lead Councillor for Economy & Culture
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