"Contend for Trophies and Be Successful" - Scott Sio Re-Signs for Exeter Chiefs and Lays Out Goals - Ruck

“Contend for Trophies and Be Successful” – Scott Sio Re-Signs for Exeter Chiefs and Lays Out Goals

Exeter Chiefs have confirmed that loosehead prop Scott Sio has committed his future to the club, after signing a new contract to remain in Devon. Sio arrived at Sandy Park in 2022 after a 12 season run with the Brumbies, in what was his first taste of rugby outside his homeland of Australia.

The physical front rower has already clocked up 41 appearances for the Chiefs. Sio believes there are still plenty of career highlights to come.

Scott Sio of Exeter Chiefs on the break during the Gallagher Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Bristol Bears at Sandy Park, Exeter on 5th Nov 2023. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

“I’m really excited to be staying on at Chiefs and to see what the future holds for this group.

“There are lots of younger players coming through and I hope to continue to be part of their development while also growing as a player and person here in Exeter.

“The club wants to contend for trophies and be successful, which is something I want to be a part of and is a big reason for my re-signing.”

Sio has been capped 74 times for the Wallabies, and accrued a staggering total of 143 caps for the Canberra based Brumbies. The 32-year-old’s international career took him all the way to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final, when he started in the defeat to the All Blacks.

Additionally, Sio played for the Brumbies in a game against the British and Irish Lions during their 2013 tour of Australia. This fixture was a major milestone for the Super Rugby side, as they became the first Australian club to beat the famous Lions for 42 years.

Director of Rugby Rob Baxter believes the value Sio brings to the squad in playing ability is matched in his off-field mentorship of younger Chiefs players.

Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter during the Gallagher Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Gloucester Rugby at Sandy Park, Exeter on 19th Nov 2023. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

“We’re really pleased Scott has decided to commit to staying at the club. He’s become a key player for us, both in the way he plays – our scrum and lineout have become such key areas and a real strength this season – but also in the level of strength and leadership he brings, particularly in the way he works with our young guys.

“He’s also doing what we’ve seen from guys like Henry Slade – he’s training and playing like a young man. He’s got a lot of energy around the place and those attributes are invaluable.

“We’re delighted to keep him on board as we think he can be a really important part of where we want to go as a club, and I can only see him improving and continuing to work extremely hard.”