Now into his sixth year at Sandy Park, Olly Woodburn has been a revelation in the colours of Exeter Chiefs following his move from local rivals Bath at the start of the 2015/16 season.
Having joined Bath’s Academy in 2010 having been schooled at Colston’s in Bristol, he made his senior debut for the club a year later in the LV= Cup, scoring within two minutes against the Newport-Gwent Dragons.
Woodburn remained in place at the Recreation Ground for the next four years, featuring for the first team in not only the Premiership and LV= Cup, but also European competitions. However, first team opportunities for the gifted winger proved somewhat restrictive and in 2015 he sought a new challenge with the Chiefs.
He enjoyed a hugely successful first season at Sandy Park, helping the club to reach a first-ever Premiership final at Twickenham, as well as bagging eight tries in 24 appearances. Three of those scores came in a man-of-the-match display at home to rivals Worcester Warriors.
If season one in Devon proved fruitful, the following year was even more of a success for Woodburn, who not only helped the Chiefs to lift the Premiership title against Wasps, but he also picked up the club’s Player of the Year award and was nominated for the Premiership’s Player of the Year accolade.
Since then, the talented flyer has continued to prosper in the colours of the Chiefs, helping them to lift a second Premiership title in 2020 with victory over Wasps at a rain-soaked Twickenham.
Now with over 100 first team appearances to his name, he is fast closing in on 50 tries for the club.