Chiefs Squad

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Head Coach

Mark Beavis

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MITCH LEES

Assistant Coach 

DAN RETTER

Assistant Coach 

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Position – Fly Half  Age – 26  Height – 5ft 10in  Weight – 13st 0lb 

Dan was born in Sidmouth and is the son of former Sidmouth captain Geoff Retter. He was educated at Sidmouth College and Taunton School. He works as a revenue inspector. He is a product of the Sidmouth Junior Section and also played for Three Shires and Bath as a junior. He played senior rugby for Taunton before returning to Sidmouth. He represented Somerset from U13 to U16, and Devon at U18 and U20. His other sporting interests are sailing and tennis. 

Favourite food – Indian  Favourite movie – Rocky I to V  

Favourite rugby player – Dan Carter 

 

RHYS THOMAS 

Position - Flanker/Hooker  Age 28  Height 6ft 0in  Weight 15st 5lb

Rhys was educated at Sidmouth College and UWIC. He is a police officer. He is a product of the Sidmouth Mini/Junior section and represented Devon at U17, U18 and U20 levels. He also played for the South West U17s. While at University, he played for UWIC and Llandaff. His other interests are his wife and daughter.

Favourite food - everything! Favourite film - Top Gun

Favourite player - Richie McCaw

 

STEVE TRIM 

Position – Scrum Half  Age – 30  Height – 5ft 9in  Weight – 12st

Steve was born in Sidmouth as is the son of former Sidmouth 2nd row Ian Trim. He was educated at Sidmouth College and UWIC Cardiff. He works as a builder. He is a product of the Sidmouth Junior Section and has the distinction of being 1st XV captain for six consecutive seasons from 2004-2010, an achievement only exceeded by the Club’s founder Bingley Pullin. He has represented Devon at U20 level.

Favourite food – Baked beans Favourite movie – Naked Gun    

Favourite rugby player – Joost van der Westhuizen

 

MATT FARRINGTON

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Position - tight head prop/hooker  Age - 21  Height - 5ft 10in  Weight - 93kg

Matt was born in Worksop. He was educated at Sidmouth College and now works as an electrician. He started playing rugby with Sidmouth Juniors and represented Devon at U20 level. His other interests are tennis and swimming. 

Favourite foods: pasta and fajitas  Favourite movie: You, Me and Dupree.      Favourite rugby player Dylan Hartley.

 

CHRIS HIGGS 

Position - wing/centre  Age - 21  Height - 6ft 2in  Weight - 15st 5lb 

Chris is a Sidmothian. He was educated at Sidmouth College and now works as a Maintenance Operative. He started playing rugby with Sidmouth Juniors before moving to Exeter Chiefs, where he played for the Colts. He returned to Sidmouth RFC three years ago. His other interests are tennis and cycling. 

Favourite food: chicken - Favourite movie: Super Bad.     

Favourite rugby player - William Ryder.

 

NICK MILLS

Player of the Season 2008-09 and 2009-10 

Position - Second Row/No 6   Age - 30  Height - 6ft 3in  Weight - 15st 0lb

Nick was born in Exeter, brought up in Seaton and lives in Sidford. He was educated at Colyton Grammar School and Bath University. He works as a Structural Engineer. He is a product of the Sidmouth Junior section and is another who has played more than 100 1st Team games. While at Bath, he played for the University and Stothert & Pitt. He has represented Devon U18s and Somerset U20s.  

Favourite food - Potatoes  Favourite movie - Superbad

Favourite rugby player - Colin Meads   

 

LIAM O’CONNOR

Position - Prop  Height - 5ft 8in  Weight - 15st 7lb  Age - 26 

Liam was born in Exeter, where he now lives, and was brought up in Sidmouth. He was educated at Sidmouth College and now works in the building trade. He is a product of the Sidmouth Mini/Junior section and was in the Devon squad as an Under 15. He played for the Chiefs in his first season out of Colts. After a spell in the Quins, Liam has fought his way back into the Chiefs and is currently first choice loose head prop.

Favourite rugby player - Neil Clark  Favourite food - Steak

Favourite movie - doesn’t have one