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Exeter Chiefs release EIGHT players, including three experienced internationals

Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has praised the contributions of those players who will be departing the club at the end of the season.

Paying tribute to all eight players, Baxter said: “Personally, I can’t thank each of these players enough for the efforts they have given to the club, both on and off the field.

“Each and every one of them has added something to our group, whether it be over a handful of games or – in some cases – over 100 games.

“They have been part and parcel of a playing group who have taken this club onwards and upwards, earning the respect of not only us as coaches, but their team-mates and supporters alike.

“We wish all of them the very best for the future and will remember them for being true Exeter Chiefs players.”

Confirmed list of departing players:

Tomas Francis (Ospreys) – The 28-year-old tighthead-prop will link up with the Welsh region for the 2021-22 season. Francis has won 52 caps and needed to come back to Wales to continue his international career.

Tomas Francis of Exeter Chiefs during a Exeter Chiefs training session at Sandy Park on Oct 9, 2020 in Exeter, Devon, England (Photo by Phil Mingo/PPAUK)

Alex Cuthbert – The Ospreys have also reportedly completed a deal to bring the winger back to Welsh rugby. The Liberty Stadium region will confirm this week that they have signed the Wales and British and Irish Lions wing, according to The Rugby Paper.

Exeter Chiefs player Alex Cuthbert warms up before the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Sale Sharks and Exeter Chiefs on the second weekend of the Return to Rugby campaign as rugby continues after COVID 19 lockdown at AJ Bell Stadium on 21 Aug. Photo: Steve Bond/PPAUK/Gallagher

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