Having already ensured a number of the club’s star names are locked down for the next few years, the Chiefs Director of Rugby has spoken of his delight after two more first-team stars pledged their immediate futures to the Gallagher Premiership club.
Forwards Alec Hepburn, 25, and Jonny Hill, 24, are the latest to put pen to paper, both agreeing terms on two-year contract extensions that will keep them at Sandy Park until at least the summer of 2021.
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They follow in the footsteps of England quartet Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Ollie Devoto, together with Olly Woodburn, in extending their stay by a further two years, while Phil Dollman has signed up for an extra season.
Hepburn has already won six caps for England, while Hill was included in the England tour party to South Africa last summer but did not make a Test appearance.