Sandy Park double header

Picture: Exeter Rugby Club/Pinnacle Photo Agency

By Mark Stevens

Defending Aviva Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs will kick-off their pre-season programme with a double-header at Sandy Park on Saturday, August 19.

Director of Rugby Rob Baxter is set to parade the majority of his first-team squad across the two fixtures against Championship outfit Cornish Pirates and Guinness Pro 12 visitors, the Dragons.

Among those set to play will be summer signings Matt Kvesic, Nic White, James Freeman, Toby Salmon, Tom O’Flaherty and Wilhem van der Sluys, as well as many of last season’s title-winning squad.

Spectators attending the game at Sandy Park will be able to watch both fixtures for the price of one.

Season Ticket Holders, Gold Card and 1905 Members will be able to gain FREE access to the game as part of their seasonal package. For all others wishing to attend, simply click here to purchase your tickets.

After the two home games, the Chiefs will continue their build-up to the new campaign with a trip to Cardiff Blues on Friday, August 25 (7:15pm).

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