Premiership rugby team the Exeter Chiefs have teamed up with Bradfords Building Supplies for the 2018-19 rugby season.

Bradfords sponsored the team last season, but this time its plumbing and heating brand YPS is joining in.

Bradfords’ and YPS’ logos will be displayed on players’ kits, TV screens and signs at the Chiefs’ home ground at Sandy Park.

Chiefs’ player and England back Henry Slade has also signed an individual sponsorship deal with the builders’ merchant.

Paul Malloy, Bradfords’ Head of Marketing, said: “Partnering with the Chiefs for the third season in a row, a team at the absolute top of their game, makes us very proud and we are pleased to become part of a great success story.

“We both have a rich and deep South-West heritage and we also share the same core values: trust, longevity, family-friendliness and hard-work.”

Kai Horstmann, Corporate Account Manager for the Exeter Chiefs, said: “We are very excited to be working with Bradfords.

“We share the same passion for our roots and values and are looking forward to achieving great things together on the national stage.”