EXETER Chiefs stars Kai Horstmann and Don Armand added their expert insight to Cullompton RFC under-16s' weekly training session last week.

Eighteen players braved the near-freezing temperature to attend the 90-minute session at Stafford Park on Thursday and were coached by the Exeter Chiefs players on all aspects of the game, focusing particularly on line-outs and rucking and mauling drills.

Under-16s coach Ian Wood said: “The lads are all Exeter Chiefs fans and so were really excited to have Kai and Don there.

“It's great for our players to be able to interact with the pros and their presence certainly helped to raise the intensity of the session.”

After training, Hortsmann and Armand joined the players in the clubhouse for a short question and answer session, answering questions on life as professional rugby players and giving insight into the Chiefs' season so far.

Horstmann said: “It's great to see so many young players out here enjoying their rugby, particularly on such a cold night. We enjoyed the session and are glad we were able to help Ian and the boys out.”

Armand added: “There's certainly some promising local rugby talent in the area and I hope we were able to offer one or two useful pointers.”

The event was organised by Watson Fuels, official fuel supplier to the Exeter Chiefs and sponsor of Horstmann and Armand, and the main club sponsor of Cullompton RFC.