Exeter College 1st xv are guaranteed to qualify for the British Colleges Elite League play offs, which will commence in March, having finished top of the Wales and South West group. Exeter will be drawn against the runners up of the South East, Midlands or Northern Section and await the draw to take place at the end of next week.
The confirmation of a top spot finish came following the decision of Bicton College to withdraw from the British College Elite league a week prior to the league finishing. The focus for Exeter over the next few weeks now includes the Devon Under 18’s 7’s (Feb 8th), followed by a re-arranged AASE League game at home to Henley College(Wasps Apprentices) on Feb 22nd, and a trip to AASE League neighbours Ivybridge on February 29th.
This weekend sees Exmouth 1st xv prop Will Norton, Fly Half George Meadows and Second/Back Rower Ben King play for England Colleges against the Leicester Tigers Academy at Welford Road, while Colts Prop Josh Sargent will be attending the South West Under 18’s training weekend ahead of their clash with the Exeter Chiefs Academy side at Sandy Park on Sunday 12th February.