Brought through the Academy system at Bicton College, working alongside Rob Gibson, fly half Harvey Skinner was brought into the Chiefs senior ranks during the 2015/16 season.
Initially introduced as an apprentice, the gifted playmaker impressed sufficiently enough in training, Under 18s and A League fixtures, to be handed a full contract at Sandy Park.
Initially on dual-registration with National League One side Plymouth Albion, then in the RFU Championship with Cornish Pirates, he made his senior Chiefs debut in the Anglo-Welsh Cup win at home to Cardiff Blues in November 2016.
Keen to provide able back-up to the likes of Joe Simmonds and Gareth Steenson, Skinner worked closely with both players and head coach Ali Hepher to develop his on-field game.
It was a tactic that would serve him well and with the 2019/20 season offering him the chance to impress, he made his Gallagher Premiership debut in an impressive win over Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate. By the end of the season, he would feature six times in the topflight – a perfect foundation for him to kick on in 2020/21, especially with Steenson having retired into the club's coaching staff.
In recent times, Skinner has pushed on further, establishing himself as a regular in Rob Baxter's starting line-up following the departure of Simmonds to pastures new in France.