Could Exeter’s vision of world domination become reality? | Robert Kitson

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The Chiefs crave a final showdown with southern hemisphere champions but international call-ups may prove a big obstacle

Back in his days as a powerboat racer Exeter’s chairman, Tony Rowe, once broke a world speed record one misty October morning on Lake Windermere in 1976. Conditions were not ideal and he was stiff and tired having spent the previous night in an unheated camper van. Rowe was as surprised as anyone when he returned to shore to be told he had set a fastest time.

Having seen the relentless Chiefs complete the ultimate club rugby achievement by securing a Champions Cup and Premiership double at a soaking Twickenham, he now fancies another tilt at global domination, this time on dry land. Not content with having beaten all comers in Europe, the next vision is for Exeter to win a world club title within the next five years.

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Written by Robert Kitson
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Could Exeter’s vision of world domination become reality? | Robert Kitson

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