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About Jack & Henry

Jack Nowell

Honours: British & Irish Lions, England, England U20s, 18s

A graduate of the Exeter Chiefs Academy, Jack has risen through the ranks at Exeter Chiefs and established himself as a firm fan favourite.

Jack won the LV= Breakthrough Player of the Year in 2012/13, then helped England to lift the Junior World Cup trophy in 2013 alongside Chiefs team-mates Henry Slade, Sam Hill, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Joel Conlon. The following year, Jack was one of the first Exeter Chiefs players to win a senior England cap, making his debut against France in the 2014 Six Nations. More career highlights followed in the summer of 2017, with Exeter Chiefs’ first Premiership win and Jack being named in the British & Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand.

In 2020, Nowell was instrumental in helping the Chiefs reach a fifth Premiership final, where they once again defeated Wasps, and also a first-ever European Cup final, where they defeated Racing 92 at Bristol’s Ashton Gate.

Jack is also a Red Bull athlete, donning a noticeable Red Bull scrum cap while playing. He continues to shine for both club and country, celebrating 10 years of his career with the 1314 Testimonial.

Henry Slade

Honours: England, England Saxons, England U20s, 18s

Plying his trade at centre, but equally adept at full-back and fly-half, Henry Slade is a talisman for both Exeter Chiefs and England.

Henry also progressed into professional rugby via the Exeter Chiefs Academy, making his first-team debut for the Chiefs against London Welsh in November 2012. Playing for England alongside Exeter team-mates Jack Nowell, Sam Hill, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Joel Conlon, Slade won the Junior World Cup in 2013.

His first senior England call-up was as part of the preliminary training squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Slade then won his first cap on 15 August 2015, during a warm-up victory over France.

In May 2017, Slade came off the bench to help defeat Wasps in the Premiership final to become champions of England for the first time in the Chiefs’ history. Exeter continued to perform well, reaching consecutive Premiership Finals before winning both their first European Rugby Champions Cup title and second Premiership trophy in 2020. Slade scored in both finals and was awarded Player of the Match in the Premiership Final against Wasps.

Henry is a leading figure for Exeter and England, as well as using his prominence to raise awareness of Type 1 Diabetes. The 1314 Testimonial will mark the impact Slade has had on both domestic and international rugby.