Henry Slade: I love our pre-match curry pots

Exeter Chiefs fly-half Henry Slade says the menu at the club can get a bit stale – but it is livened up because some of the sponsors are butchers.

And they send in special treats of curry pots, which the players love.

Plymouth-born Slade, who plays fly-half or centre for the Chiefs and for England, revealed the secret delicacy in an exclusive video for FUEL as he talked about the food rugby players eat during a typical training day.

“We get breakfast and lunch provided at the club and snacks and stuff. There’s options to have toast with either scrambled or poached eggs most days, beans, spinach, porridge and all sorts of stuff to go in it.

“It’s a pretty good breakfast, but it does get a bit samey sometimes, so you’ve got to keep mixing up what you have.

“Lunchtimes are similar and get a bit repetitive with just meat and veg and stuff, but I suppose it’s what you’ve got to eat really. It’s good for you.”

Then he revealed that it can get a bit more interesting.

“We’ve got snacks like biltong and we’ve got a couple of sponsors from local butcheries that make these little pots with little curries in, and things to have for snacks during the day, which are pretty good.”