The forward-thinking of Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has today hit a new level with confirmation that he has signed 30 of his senior squad to new long-term deals at Sandy Park.
With Premiership Rugby clubs agreeing last month to cut the salary cap by £1.4m from the 2021/22 season, Baxter and the Chiefs management wasted little time in securing the future of their crown jewels, including the likes of Stuart Hogg, Jack Nowell, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Henry Slade and the Simmonds brothers, Joe and Sam.
SENIOR SQUAD PLAYERS WHO HAVE SIGNED NEW CONTRACT EXTENSIONS ARE:
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15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland) – 13/20 selections
14. Liam Williams (Wales ) – 12/20
11. Jonny May (England) – 11/20
13. Jonathan Davies (Wales) – 10/20
12. Manu Tuilagi (England) – 16/20