Where are they now? Exeter Chiefs first Premiership XV from 2010 - Page 3 of 3 - Ruck

Where are they now? Exeter Chiefs first Premiership XV from 2010

Lock: Tommy Hayes – He was their captain in May 2010 when they defeated Bristol in a 2 legged playoff, to win promotion to the Aviva Premiership and remained as captain the following season. The back-rower was then forced to hang up his boots in November 2013, citing a troublesome back injury. He’s now running his own livestock farm and is the head coach of Shannon RFC back in his native Ireland.

Lock: James Hanks –  He made 190 senior appearances for Exeter Chiefs between 2004 and 2014 and was named Players Player for the 2010/2011 season. He retired in 2014 after suffering a serious neck injury against Bath. He’s now a coach at Dulwich College after previously coaching the University of Exeter first XV.

Flanker: Tom Johnson –The flanker, who joined Exeter Chiefs in 2007, spent the rest of his career at Sandy Park before retiring in 2017. He’d also win eight caps for England between 2012 and 2014. The 37-year-old, who was born in Germany, now works as a qualified Personal Trainer and Personal Lifestyle Coach.

Flanker: James Scaysbrook – Joined Exeter in 2009 after eight years at Bath. After returning to the Aviva Premiership with Exeter in 2010/11 season, the back-rower was nominated for the 2011/12 Aviva Premiership Player of the season. The 37-year-old is now enjoying family life in Japan and is a coach at Toyota Shuttles.

Number 8: James Phillips – He re-signed for Bristol in 2015, and helped them win promotion to the Aviva Premiership in May 2016. He next had stints with Bath and Sale Sharks, signing a one-year extension to his contract which will keep him at the AJ Bell Stadium until the end of the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership Season.

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