Exeter chiefs statement: Huge change with immediate effect - Ruck

Exeter chiefs statement: Huge change with immediate effect

Interesting open letter to Exeter supporters from cub owner Tony Rowe with a focus on ticket prices.

Exeter’s attendances have been down this season as a number of key one matches at Sandy park show.

  • vs Gloucester 9,399 (14,876 last season)
  • vs Leicester 9,579 (12,022)
  • vs London Irish 9,916 (10,358)
  • vs Saracens 12,666 (13,062)

Tony Rowe wrote in his open letter to supporters: “To the Exeter Rugby Club Community, It is with both excitement and anticipation that I write this letter to you today.

“Our Rugby Club, and the wonderful community that has formed around it, have been on a remarkable journey together over the past 25 years. A journey that has seen us rise to the very pinnacle of the sport and cement ourselves amongst both English and European rugby’s elite clubs.

“We have forged careers that have reached the ultimate heights, and with each season, have been incredibly proud to represent our corner of the country, both on and off the pitch.
It is the link between the club and its supporters that has brought me the most pride, and it is this link that we are looking to ensure remains stronger than ever.

“We believe that change is an opportunity for growth and as the rugby landscape continues to shift, so too we are looking at how we can ensure that your experience with the Exeter Chiefs grows with it.

“The economic horizons are challenging for everyone, and we understand that the pressures that each of you face are more complex than they have ever been. Supporting your team can be a labour of love, it is both an emotional and financial investment yet for many of us, it provides an outlet and escape from the trials we face in our daily lives.


“As both a club and a business, we are working tirelessly to ensure what we offer is here for every member of the Chiefs Family – and that our prices for the new 2023/24 season reflect that. From categorising matches to expanding our offering, supporting the Exeter Chiefs is becoming more affordable and more accessible.

“As we prepare to launch Season Tickets for next season, I am incredibly excited about what we have to offer our fans. Whether you take up residence in the raucous East Terrace, or prefer the shelter of the South Stand, we have reduced the prices around the ground, to ensure that we have something for everyone.

“As we embark on this new chapter, I want to assure you that our commitment to excellence and to our community remains as strong as ever. We will continue to strive for success on the field and to provide an unforgettable experience for our fans. We believe that the future is bright, and I for one can’t wait to see what it holds.

“Thank you for being a part of this story and for your continued support. I look forward to sharing this exciting new chapter with you.”

Exeter Chiefs set to raid Wales as they look to rebuilt depleted squad

Despite no new arrivals yet being confirmed, Baxter is known to be busy as the Exeter boss looks to rebuild his once formidable side.

Below, we take a look at five players who’ve ben linked with a move to Sandy Park.

#1. Ross Moriarty

The Rugby Paper have reported today that Moriarty could return to the Premiership next season with Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints bidding for his services.

Destructive and powerful back row Moriarty joined the Dragons in the summer of 2018 after moving from Gloucester.

Having played for England Under 18 and Under 20, Moriarty made his Wales international debut against Ireland in August, 2015.

He originally missed out on selection for Warren Gatland’s 2015 World Cup squad but was brought in after Eli Walker’s hamstring injury forced the Ospreys winger out of the tournament.

DID YOU KNOW? Moriarty’s father Paul played in the first World Cup in 1987 before forging a successful rugby league career with Widnes.

Ross Moriarty of Wales is tackled by George Ford, Captain of England during the Quilter International match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on the 11th August 2019. [Photo: James Fearn/PPAUK].