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Very first Rugby World Cup mascot is chosen

Archie Bryan was surprised with the news by Henry Slade from the Chiefs

The very first Rugby World Cup mascot has been unveiled - and he's from the West Country.

Archie Bryan, from Yealmpton was chosen after entering a competition in which he sung the national anthem and offered words of advice to the England team.

He was given the good news by Exeter Chiefs players Luke Cowan-Dickie and Henry Slade at Sandy Park, which will host three matches during the tournament later this year.

Nowell returns to squad as Chiefs take on Leicester

Exeter winger Jack Nowell returns to the squad after two tries for England against France at Twickenham, this weekend.

The Chiefs return to Premiership action, hoping to put the disappointment of losing in the L.V Cup Final behind them. They travel to Leicester tomorrow, a side they beat in the semi-final of the cup earlier this month.

Nowell says his main focus is now on his home team.

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Chiefs player will win his eighth international cap this weekend

Jack Nowell will win his eighth cap at the weekend Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Exeter Chiefs back Jack Nowell will win his eighth international cap at the weekend.

The Cornishman will join the England team in Saturday's match against France in the six nations Rugby tournament. Nowell won the fans man of the match for his performance against Scotland last weekend. It'll be his eighth cap. The game starts at 5pm at Twickenham stadium

Slade to train with England squad

Henry Slade joins England squad Credit: PA: David Davies

Exeter Chiefs Henry Slade is joining the England squad preparing to face Scotland this Saturday in the 6 nations rugby.

The Devon born fly half is included after Saracens centre Brad Barritt's injury means he's been ruled out of the rest of the tournament.

Parling excited by new challenge at the Chiefs

It’s an exciting move for me and a new challenge at the Chiefs that I’m very much looking forward to. I’ve spoken to one or two people about the club and the area and it’s all been very positive. Of course it will be a change of scenery for me and my family, but it’s a new chapter in my career and one that we’re keen to take on.

– Geoff Parling

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Parling joins Exeter Chiefs on two-year deal

Exeter Chiefs have announced the signing of England and British Lions second row Geoff Parling on a two-year contract.

The 31-year-old has signed from Leicester Tigers where he helped the East Midlands club to twice lift English rugby’s Premiership title, as well as featuring in all three Test matches for the Lions against Australia in 2013.

Parling who has 21 England caps has signed a two-year deal Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

He is the second player to leave Leicester Tigers for the Devon club joining former club-mate, Thomas Waldrom at Sandy Park.

Read the full press release here.

Six Nations 2015: Exeter Chiefs winger named to England squad

Exeter Chiefs winger Jack Nowell is in line to play in this year's Six Nations after being named in Stuart Lancaster's latest England squad.

Nowell is part of a 34-player group selected by Lancaster today ahead of the opening game on the tournament against Wales on February 6. He will compete with Gloucester's Jonny May and Anthony Watson for a place in the starting line-up.

Exeter Chiefs Jack Nowell Credit: David Davies/PA
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