Jack Nowell has been charged over his tweet following Tigers v Exeter - Ruck

Jack Nowell has been charged over his tweet following Tigers v Exeter

Exeter Chiefs’ winger, Jack Nowell, is set to face a disciplinary hearing for a tweet he posted criticising referee Karl Dickson’s decision to give Olly Woodburn a yellow card during the Exeter vs Leicester game.

Woodburn was adjudged to have dived on Ashton on the ground in an unnecessary incident that prevented Ashton from scoring. This decision left Exeter Chiefs with a numerical disadvantage and further fueled the Tigers’ dominant performance.

Nowell’s tweet read, “I’m actually in shock, like shock shocked. What the hell is happening? That’s one of the worst decisions I’ve ever seen. EVER.” The tweet received a lot of attention, with many fans and pundits also expressing their disagreement with the decision.

However, Nowell’s comments have landed him in hot water, and he is now facing a disciplinary hearing. It remains to be seen what the outcome of the hearing will be, but it is clear that Nowell’s comments have not been taken lightly by the authorities.

Interestingly, Nowell’s teammate and fellow England international, Henry Slade, also expressed his disagreement with the decision on social media, tweeting, “I have no words. Mental.” However, Slade is not facing any disciplinary action for his comments.



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#1. Will Haydon-Wood

Heading to Sandy Park ahead of the 2023/24 season is former Newcastle Falcons and Wasps fly-half, Will Haydon-Wood, who will join the Gallagher Premiership club from French Pro D2 side, Massy Esonne.

The 22-year-old playmaker is no strange to English rugby’s top-flight and his addition is another boost for the Chiefs, who have already confirmed the arrivals of Joe Hawkins and Ethan Roots from the Ospreys.

“It’s a really exciting move for me,” said the former England Under-20s international. “Obviously, I’ve come up against the Chiefs in the past and I know how much of a force they have become, not just within the English game, but also across Europe as well.

“Talking with Rob [Baxter] he’s outlined the vision of the club and how they are in the process of building a new and exciting, young squad. Listening to what he had to say and with the players they have at the club, it was a pretty easy decision in the end.”

Having started this season at Wasps following a number of years at the Falcons, Haydon-Wood was forced to look for new employment last October when the Midlands club were forced to withdraw from all competitions following the collapse of the former English and European champions.