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Henry Slade the latest Exeter Chiefs star linked with shock departure

Henry Slade, the talented and versatile English rugby star, finds himself at a pivotal moment in his career as his contract with the club is set to expire at the end of the upcoming season.

The 5-bedroom house in Exeter, belonging to the 29-year-old player, has recently been put on the market for an astonishing £1.3 million.

Slade’s journey in rugby has been impressive and closely watched by fans and clubs alike. A key figure in the Exeter Chiefs squad, he has garnered international recognition, earning 50 caps for England. His contributions on the field have been invaluable, and he has consistently displayed exceptional skills and tactical acumen, making him a sought-after asset in the rugby world.

However, the rugby landscape around him seems to be changing rapidly. Several of his fellow England internationals, such as Sam Simmonds, Jack Nowell, and Harry Williams, have already made the decision to leave the club to pursue opportunities in France next season.

Additionally, even some of the Scottish internationals, namely Stuart Hogg, Sam Skinner, and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, have bid farewell to Sandy Park, hinting at potential financial challenges the club might be facing, report The Rugby Paper.

Henry Slade of England during the England Rugby Training Sessions at The Lensbury Hotel, Teddington, London on 26 Jun 2023 (Photo: George Beck/PPAUK)

This uncertain environment has fueled speculation about Slade’s own future with Exeter Chiefs. Rugby enthusiasts and pundits are keenly observing whether he will choose to continue his journey with the club or explore other options available to him in the domestic and international rugby arena.

As the forthcoming season approaches, the rugby world eagerly anticipates how the situation will unfold for Slade and the Exeter Chiefs.

Will he choose to remain loyal to the club that has been a significant part of his career, or will he opt for a new challenge and adventure in a different rugby landscape? Only time will tell.

“Doctor, Farmer and Solicitor” – The Day Jobs of the 2023 Rugby World Cup Referees

1 Ben O’Keeffe – Eye Doctor

Referee, Ben O’Keeffe watches the TMO for a tackle against George North of Wales during the Guinness Six Nations Match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on March 7 2020. – PHOTO: Cameron Geran/PPAUK

Ben O’Keeffe is one of New Zealand’s six full-time rugby referees. Alongside O’Keeffe’s on-field role, which sees him take charge of Super Rugby’s most exciting talents, the 34-year-old is also a fully-qualified ophthalmologist or eye doctor.

Dr Ben specialises in eye health and disease, and he is the Director and Founder of oDocs Eye Care. O’Keeffe established the organisation eight years ago, with the company striving to end preventable blindness through state of the art techniques.

The goal of oDocs is to make eye care more affordable across the globe, with the rugby referee at the heart of the ground-breaking progressions.