Santiago Cordero says he is “excited” about what lies ahead for him at Sandy Park after he today agreed terms on a new one-year deal with the Exeter Chiefs.
The Argentinian international arrived in Devon back in January on a short-term contract until the end of the season.
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However, the 24-year-old’s impressive form, both in matches and in training, has done enough to convince Chiefs’ Director of Rugby Rob Baxter to extend his stay.
Although he has yet to score his first points for the current English champions, Cordero helped his new club to lift the Anglo-Welsh Cup in March with a 28-11 victory over Bath at Kingsholm.
He has also played his part in guiding the Chiefs to top spot in the Premiership at the end of the regular season – and is now gearing up for the upcoming, sold-out semi-final against visiting Newcastle Falcons.
Reflecting on his new deal, Cordero – who has won 33 caps and scored 11 tries for the Pumas – said: “I am very excited of course. It is a great opportunity for me to grow as a player and as a person here, so I am really happy.”
Although it’s his first taste of English rugby, Cordero has settled well to life in the Westcountry.
“Everything is here for me,” he added. “I am always learning. I think I came to the best team in England so I am very happy with that, and I will try to keep on learning and become a better player.
“Already I have learnt lots of new things and I am always trying to ask questions and keep learning. However, I think I am just starting. I think I can make more of my talent in rugby.”