Exeter Chiefs are set to lose two key members of their pack with a pair of international stars set to leave next summer.
The Telegraph have reported this morning that ‘Exeter are struggling to balance the books with the salary cap coming down to £5million this season and having retained the core of their squad for several years Rob Baxter now faces some painful decisions.’
Scotland forward Sam Skinner is thought to have agreed a move to Edinburgh while England second row Jonny Hill is attracting strong interest from Sale.
The Sharks, however, face significant competition for the second-row’s signature with Wasps and Leicester also interested in signing Hill, should he decide to leave Sandy Park
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#1. Finn Russell (Scotland) – Stonemason
After secondary school, the Scotland star pursued an apprenticeship for three years as a stonemason, in a business owned by a family friend, whilst his rugby developed. Pocketing £300 per week, supplemented by £50 in his hand from Falkirk Rugby Club, Russell is now one of the pre-eminent stand-offs in world rugby and certainly one of the most exciting. However, during an interview with Prime Video he revealed he plans on returning to the trade once he hangs up his boots.