This season we have picked up four Academy players from Chiefs to help create the depth we need to compete in Nat one

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July 30, 2020

This season we have picked up four Academy players from Chiefs to help create the depth we need to compete in Nat one. All four players are one’s to watch. Three of the players are well known to our head coach Yappy, Danny had a brief spell at Taunton two seasons ago and Matt and Charlie are products of Exeter University where Yappy has worked with them for the last few seasons. Harry’s slightly younger than the other three but comes to us as an 18 year old with a very promising future.


Yappy said “we are very excited to have the four academy players on board and they will be joining up with Cory Teague and Tommy Wyatt who were also with us last season. Having worked with three of the guys before I don’t doubt for a second the quality they will add to the squad, they are all good guys who are very driven and determined to do well, their character and attitude to working hard is a real good indication they’re going to do very well for the Titans”


 Danny Southworth


Age - 21

Position - Prop

Previous Clubs - Barnstable - Chinnor

Interesting Fact - Used to play number 8 for Barnstable


Danny comes to us having played last season in Nat one with Chinnor, his physicality and ball carrying ability is going to create quality in depth and great competition in the front row,something we’re certainly going to need in the league above.


Charlie Wright


Age - 21

Position - Back Row

Previous Clubs - Exeter Uni - Honiton

Studied Exercise and Sports Science at University

Interesting Fact - Coached Honiton 1st XV to a mid table finish in the western counties league, aged just 20.


Charlie is an all action back row who’s just come out of Exeter University, his physicality and ability with ball in hand is going to make the back row very very competitive this season.  


Matt Johnson


Age - 22

Position - Prop

Previous Clubs - Exeter University / Coopers’ School

Uni - MSc Finance and Investment

Interesting Fact - Is a grade 6 Pianist


Matt has secured a place with the Chiefs academy after his performances for Exeter University in the Bucs Championship. Matt has a great skill set for such a big man and is another player who’s going to add real quality to the front row.


Harry Hocking


Age - 18

Position - Hooker

Previous Clubs - Truro College

Interesting Fact - His sister won the Voice UK


Harry is the youngest of the group at just 18 and will be making the step up to senior rugby, coming to Taunton at such a young age is a great indication as to how highly the Chiefs rate him.

All of these players are available to sponsor for the 20/21 season by following the link below:

Membership Form 20-21

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