Former England international makes shock move to Super Rugby - Ruck

Former England international makes shock move to Super Rugby

According to reports from Australia, former Exeter Chiefs scrum-half Jack Maunder has recently signed with the Melbourne Rebels, a Super Rugby Pacific team.

At the age of 26, Maunder was released by Exeter at the conclusion of the 2022/23 season, marking the end of his 13-year tenure with the club.

During his time at Exeter, he amassed an impressive 141 appearances. Interestingly, Maunder comes from a family with a strong scrum-half lineage, as his father Andy was a regular for the Chiefs during the amateur era. Now, his brother Sam remains as the sole representative of the family in the Chiefs’ ranks.

Maunder had the opportunity to represent England once, earning his solitary cap in 2017 against Argentina in Santa Fe. As per Australian publication The Roar, he has signed a one-year contract with the Melbourne Rebels.

Jack Maunder of Exeter Chiefs during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bath Rugby and Exeter Chiefs at the Recreation Ground on 26 Nov. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

Ahead of the 2023 season, the Melbourne Rebels are proving to be an enticing destination for talent from the Gallagher Premiership.

Adding to their roster, the Rebels have already secured the signatures of Matt Proctor and Lukhan Salakaia-Loto from the Northampton Saints.

MOST DISAPPOINTING ENGLAND PLAYERS:

#5. Danny Cipriani

World-class on his day, but I don’t think any England fan will argue that the mercurial fly-half winning just 16 caps during his career can only be considered a complete disaster.

He was never able to replicate his club form on the international stage. So disappointing.

Danny Cipriani of Bath Rugby during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bath Rugby and Saracens at the Recreation Ground on 17 Oct. Photo: Steve Haag/PPAUK

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