The Exeter Chiefs have been beaten 14-9 by defending champions Toulon in the Heineken Cup.
An initial investment target of £7.5million has been met allowing the Exeter Chiefs to start the first stage of the stadium's development
Exeter Chiefs are still waiting for their first win over Bath. They lost 21-16, despite scoring the only two tries of the match.
The new rugby Premiership season gets off and running this weekend and the Exeter Chiefs kick start their campaign away at Northampton.
Devon's finest are ready to embark on their fourth year in English rugby's top flight and they have every intention of further establishing themselves as one of the top clubs in the country.
Our Sports Correspondent Matthias Kurth reports:
Exeter Chiefs and Wales prop Craig Mitchell has been given a suspended sentence and fined after punching a man in an Australian bar while celebrating a British and Irish Lions win.
Exeter Rugby Club says Mitchell will now be subject to an internal disciplinary hearing within the club.
It has issued the following statement:
– Exeter Rugby Club spokesperson
Exeter Rugby Club deeply regrets that one of its employees has faced court action in relation to their personal behaviour.
The club does not condone law breaking of any kind and will continue to stress with all of its employees the importance of acting as positive ambassadors - even in difficult and unwanted circumstances.
Craig Mitchell wishes to express his remorse not only to the victim and those involved in the incident, but also to Exeter Rugby Club, the Welsh Rugby Union and his family.
Exeter Chiefs prop Craig Mitchell has been given a suspended sentence and fined after punching a man in an Australian bar while celebrating a British and Irish Lions win.
Mitchell, 27, was watching the Lions' first test victory against Australia in a Brisbane bar last weekend when a fight broke out.
Brisbane Magistrates heard Mitchell and another man punched lawyer Cian Barry in the altercation. Mitchell admitted aggravated assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He was given a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, fined £1,180 and ordered to pay £1,966 to Mr Barry.
Speaking after sentencing, Mitchell described his actions as "totally unacceptable and unforgivable."
Exeter Chiefs scrum-half Haydn Thomas could make his England debut in the non-cap international against the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday. Thomas is among the replacements for the game, while Sandy Park team-mate Tom Johnson starts the game in the back row.
Exeter Chiefs flanker Tom Johnson has been named in the England rugby squad for this summer's tour of Argentina.
Johnson has won five caps since making his debut in South Africa last summer but missed the Six Nations through injury.
In the Premiership, the Exeter Chiefs lost 12-9 at home to Leicester Tigers.
A try-less contest was won by four Toby Flood kicks. Gareth Steenson kicked three penalties for the hosts, and he had an opportunity to snatch a draw in the last minute, but his kick fell just short of the posts.
In the Championship, Plymouth Albion won 16-9 at London Scottish. Aaron Carpenter scored the only try of the match in the first half, with the rest of Albion's points coming from the boot of Declan Cusack.
The Cornish Pirates' match at Rotherham Titans was called off because of snow.
The Exeter Chiefs recorded a famous win at Premiership champions and league leaders Harlequins.
The Chiefs won 27-16 thanks to late tries from Damian Welch and Luke Arscott.
Exeter Chiefs' losing run is over after a bonus point win over London Welsh at Sandy Park.
The Chiefs scored five tries with Jack Yeandle, Tom Hayes, Damian Welch, Sireli Naqelevuki and Jack Nowell all crossing the line.
Gareth Steenson converted all five tries, and added four penalties.
Saracens 31 - 11 Exeter Chiefs
Plymouth Albion 27 - 28 Bedford