Chris Whitehead (Exeter Chiefs)

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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Chiefs Getting National Recognition

Chiefs Getting National Recognition

Chiefs Getting National Recognition

When players get picked for national duty, they often say that their success is not just for them, it’s for the team.

Well, in the case of scrum-half Haydn Thomas and flanker Tom Johnson, I will say it for them.

I am delighted that both of them have been selected in the England squad* for the upcoming game against the Barbarians.

They are great lads and have been on superb form all season.

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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


What is your dream position on the field?


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?


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

Galway…no idea…


Three things you like?

Hoovering, washing up, cleaning bathrooms.

Three things you hate?

Squeaky vegetables, skinny jeans, tequila.

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