Hooker Jack Yeandle took on the club captaincy of Chiefs – his hometown club – in 2015 when Dean Mumm departed the club. Yeandle’s on-field leadership, coupled with his powerful play both in the loose and set-piece, has seen him become an integral part of the Chiefs make up in recent years.
Having been educated in Devon, then at UWIC University, Yeandle's senior career took off in 2011 when he was signed by RFU Championship club, Doncaster Knights. He spent a year in Yorkshire before the call came from Rob Baxter, asking him to join Chiefs in the Premiership.
Yeandle made his Chiefs debut in November 2012 in an LV Cup tie away to London Welsh. Since then, he has gone on to become a regular fixture around the Exeter first team, amassing over 200 first team appearances to date.
In 2017, alongside Gareth Steenson, Yeandle got to lift the Aviva Premiership trophy following his side's extra-time victory over Wasps at Twickenham.
At the heart of the club, on and off the field, Yeandle would lead the Chiefs to two more Premiership finals – both against Saracens, though both ending in defeat.
Undeterred, Chiefs showed their true steel during a crazy 2020 where they not only lifted the Heineken Champions Cup for the first time, defeating Racing 92 in Bristol. A week later Yeandle – alongside Joe Simmonds – lifted the Premiership title for a second time, defeating Wasps at a wet and wild Twickenham.
With over 240 first team appearances to his name, he remains an integral figure within the Chiefs set-up, both on and off the field.