CONFIRMED: Exeter sign South African powerhouse

Exeter Chiefs newcomer Jacques Vermeulen has today spoken of his excitement at joining the Gallagher Premiership club on a three-year deal.

The 24-year-old forward heads to Devon from South African Super Rugby outfit, the Sharks, and is the latest addition Chiefs’ Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has made to his squad ahead of the 2019/20 season, which kicks-off this Saturday with the Premiership Rugby Cup encounter at home to Bath (3pm).

Vermeulen got his first glimpse of Sandy Park this morning having jetted in from Cape Town and will now waste little time in integrating himself into the club’s first-team squad.

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“I’m very excited about the opportunity to come to a world class club like Exeter Chiefs,” said Vermeulen. “Today, I feel like a little boy again, very excited about the challenge and just being part of the team.

“I’ve watched a lot of games on TV and I saw Sandy Park is always full on match-days. The team itself play very good rugby and I can’t wait to be part of the vibe of the team, learning about the culture and doing my best for the club.”

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