Chris Whitehead (Exeter Chiefs)

Olympics Made Me Proud To Be British

Olympics Made Me Proud To Be British

Olympics Made Me Proud To Be British

"As a nation, we are quick to mock ourselves and that self-deprecation is part of our character."

Chris Whitehead says the Olympics made him proud to be British. He also reflects on their pre-season game against Connaught.

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Rob Baxter Likes Us Doing Rugby Work At Exeter

Rob Baxter Likes Us Doing Rugby Work At Exeter

Rob Baxter Likes Us Doing Rugby Work At Exeter

Rugby Blog On Pre-Season Training At Exeter Chiefs.

It’s always good to get a rugby ball in your hands early on during pre-season training.

I know some clubs think the way forward is to hammer the gym and build up fitness levels before the balls even come out of the bag. Each to their own.

At Exeter, head coach Rob Baxter likes us doing rugby work very early on compared to other clubs.

After all, we may be athletes – but we

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Marines Influence At Exeter

Marines Influence At Exeter

Everyone at Exeter Chiefs is delighted for our very own back-rower Tom Johnson.

He has gone down to South Africa with the senior side this month and started in all three Tests against the Springboks.

I am sure I speak for everyone by saying that Tom has not looked out of place in the international arena and he put in another excellent performance in Saturday’s 14-14 draw.

He is a good friend of mine and would always take me along with him for

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Player Profile

Chris Whitehead (Exeter Chiefs)

Full Name: Chris Whitehead
Club: Exeter Chiefs
Position: Hooker
Height: 5'10.5”
Weight: 101.2 Kgs
Years in the professional game: 9

TEN QUESTIONS?

What is your dream position on the field?

Fly-half

Who is the hardest bloke you have ever played with?

Brett & Louis Deacon

Was your professional debut memorable or forgettable?

Memorable. Bourgoin away win, 20 minutes off the bench.

What are your redeeming features - physical?

Height, arm size, mobile, abrasive.

What are your redeeming traits - personality?

Positive, motivator, banter.

Best moment in rugby?

First premiership start - against Leicester at Sandy Park.

Worst moment in rugby?

The following game a week later against Gloucester away; two throws not straight in front of the Shed.

Are you angry or a sulker in defeat?

Both…poor Mrs Whitehead.

Which player do you admire most from past/present?

Kev.

Where was your best rugby-related night out. Just place and venue please?

Galway…no idea…

THREE THINGS

Three things you like?

Hoovering, washing up, cleaning bathrooms.

Three things you hate?

Squeaky vegetables, skinny jeans, tequila.