Match day rewind | Donny vs The European Champs!
13th November 2020
It has been one hell of a decade for Exeter who have gone from battling it out in the Championship to being crowned Kings of Europe.
The Chiefs incredible ascension now forms the blueprint for all Championship teams to aspire but back in 2009, when tomorrow’s rewind fixture took place, they could only have dreamed about being domestic & European champions.
A quick look down the Exeter team sheet sees Chief legends Gareth Steenson and Phil Dollman, both of whom featured in their 2020 campaign, starting at standoff and outside centre respectively with coach Rob Baxter in charge.
Knights XV; 15 Roger Davies, 14 Andy Wright, 13 Hudson Tonga’uiha, 12 Bevon Ermitage, 11 Dougie Flockhart, 10 James Brooks, 9 Chris Hallam, 1 Stuart Corsair, 2 Steve Boden, 3 Tom Davies
4 Glen Kenworthy, 5 Glen Townson, 6 Adam Kettle, 7 Simon Grainger, 8 Dan Smith
Replacements; 16 Toma Toke, 17 Steve Laurie, 18 Bryn Griffiths, 19 Andy Boyde, 20 Matt D’Arcy, 21 Chris Briers, 22 Steve McColl
Exeter Chiefs XV; 15 Josh Matavasi, 14 Matt Jess, 13 Phil Dollman, 12 Matt Cromwell, 11 Mark Foster, 10 Gareth Steenson, 9 Hayden Thomas, 1 Brett Sturgess, 2 Neil Clark, 3 Hoani Tui, 4 Tom Hayes, 5 James Hanks, 6 Tom Johnson, 7 James Scayesbrook, 8 Richard Baxter
Replacements; 16 Simon Alcott, 17 Ruaidhri Murphy, 18 Sean Tomes, 19 Chad Slade, 20 Clive Stuart-Smith, 21 Danny Gray, 22 Bryan Rennie
Ref Rob Debney