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Exe Men: The Extraordinary Rise of the Exeter Chiefs (Hardback)
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Exe Men: The Extraordinary Rise of the Exeter Chiefs (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 26/11/2020
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Abounding in colourful characters and heart-in-mouth moments, this riveting account of the unlikely success of the Exeter Chiefs tells one of the most incredible stories in modern rugby union.

Winner of the Telegraph Sports Book Awards Rugby Book of the Year 2021

Among the best stories in British team sport over the past decade has been the rise of Exeter Chiefs. How, exactly, did an unfashionable team from Devon emerge from obscurity to conquer the summit of English rugby? What makes them tick? What are their secrets?

Exe Men is a compelling tale of regional pride, fierce rural identity, larger-than-life local heroes, remarkable characters, epic resilience, big city snobbery, geographical separation, steepling ambition and personal sacrifice which will strike a chord with anyone who enjoys a classic underdog story.

This is not just any old rugby book, it is the inside story of how a small-town club from the edge of nowhere became every neutral's favourite team.

Publisher: Polaris Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781913538019
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 568 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A beautifully-written, amusing and insightful book that gets to the very heart of Exeter Chiefs - a rugby club with one of the most remarkable stories in British sport. Exe Men is the best rugby book I've read in years'

-- Donald McRae, twice winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year

'Forensic, funny, captivating, a story told with relish as well as insight'

-- Mick Cleary * The Telegraph *

'No Exeter fan should be without this book, nor any sports fan who loves a fairy tale grounded in professionalism. Splendid stuff'

-- Stuart Barnes * The Times *

'Exeter Chiefs - the community club that grew into a European giant. This is how they did it. A quite brilliant combination of great story and great storyteller'

-- Tom English * BBC Sport *

'Beautifully told, this is a rare insight into the remarkable rise of the Chiefs, from their homespun roots to the pinnacle of European rugby - surely one of the most heart-warming tales in all of British sport'

-- Alastair Eykyn * BT Sport *

'Punchy and penetrative, Robert Kitson has done justice to one of sport's greatest stories. If you don't already love Exeter, you will now'

-- Alan Pearey * Rugby World *

'So much more than a rugby book and full of genuinely funny anecdotes, this is a read for anyone interested in building a winning team'

-- Chris Bentley * Express and Echo, Exeter *

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“A great sports story of our time - superbly written”

Whether or not you are a fan of Exeter Chiefs, the rise from the lower reaches of domestic rugby to being double champions of England and Europe is a beguiling one. Guardian rugby correspondent, Rob Kitson, had... More

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“A great sports story of our time - superbly written”

Whether or not you are a fan of Exeter Chiefs, the rise from the lower reaches of domestic rugby to being double champions of England and Europe is a beguiling one. Guardian rugby correspondent, Rob Kitson, had... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 17

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