"Says goodbye" - Exeter Chiefs confirm the departure of Jack Nowell - Ruck

“Says goodbye” – Exeter Chiefs confirm the departure of Jack Nowell

Exeter Chiefs have confirmed Jack Nowell will depart the club this summer when announcing their team to play Bristol Bears this weekend.

With their play-off hopes all but evaporating last Sunday at Leicester, the task at hand now for the Chiefs is to ensure Champions Cup qualification and a victory over their nearest and dearest should ensure that task is complete ahead of their impending European semi-final with La Rochelle.

Within their announcement, they wrote: "Among those set to feature at Sandy Park for the final time are Stuart Hogg and Ian Whitten, both of whom are set to retire from the game along with Ben Moon at the end of the season.

"The clash will also see final home run-outs for Dave Ewers, Jannes Kirsten, Sam Simmonds, Joe Simmonds and Sean O’Brien.

"Others departing, including the likes of Luke Cowan-Dickie, Jack Nowell, Jack Maunder and Harry Williams, will get their chance to say goodbye when the players take to the field at the final whistle for a lap of honour"

According to The Telegraph, Nowell has signed a contract that means he will join European champions La Rochelle this summer.


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Try Celebrations for Stuart Hogg of Exeter Chiefs during the European Rugby Champions Cup Match between Exeter Chiefs and Montpellier at Sandy Park on 11 December 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

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Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 7 caps) during England Rugby training session at The Lensbury Hotel, Teddington, London on 28 Sept 2021. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK