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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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RUGBY: Exeter Chiefs triumph over La Rochelle

Gareth Steenson, seen here lining up a conversion, has just signed a new deal with Exeter Chiefs Credit: PA

Sport and in rugby, the Exeter Chiefs have won away from home in the European Challenge Cup.

They beat La Rochelle 36 - 10. Gareth Steenson - who has just signed a new deal with the Chiefs - contributed 16 of those points while Adam Hughes, Brett Sturgess, Byron McGuigan and Fetu'u Vainikolo all ran in tries..

The bonus point win puts the Chiefs top of pool 2 after three games and extends their winning run to seven matches in all competitions.

Exeter Chiefs beat La Rochelle tonight Credit: ITV News

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Pat Phibbs will stay on at Sandy Park

Pat Phibbs in action versus Perpignan in 2011 Credit: Clementz Michel/ABACA/Press Association Images

Australian Pat Phibbs has today agreed a short-term deal to stay with the Exeter Chiefs.

32 year old Phibbs, who is in his second spell with the Devon club, initially joined a few weeks ago on trial, but an injury crisis has led to Chiefs Head Coach Rob Baxter offering him an extended contract.

Dave Lewis is currently out with an elbow injury and fellow scrum-half Haydn Thomas took a bang to the head in last Friday's win at Gloucester,

Exeter Chiefs sign Namibian international Chrysander Botha

Chrysander Botha of Namibia (centre) is tackled during Rugby World Cup Credit: Gabriel Bouys/PA

Exeter Chiefs have signed Namibian international Chrysander Botha from South African Super 15 outfit the Lions. The 26-year-old full back, who was in the Namibia squad at the last World Cup, will be available for the Chiefs three pre-season games, which start with a trip to Cardiff Blues on Friday, August 15.

At 6ft 1in tall and weighing 14st, He will give the Chiefs more options in the No. 15 jersey in the wake of Luke Arscott’s departure to Bath.

The Chiefs start their Aviva Premiership campaign by visiting newly-promoted London Welsh on Sunday, September 7.

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