Exeter Chiefs will be helping to supplement the squad of newly-promoted Taunton Titans ahead of their first season in National League One following news that six of the club’s young players will be joining on dual-registered terms.
Cory Teague and Tom Wyatt, both of whom featured prominently for the Somerset club last season, are returning to Hyde Lane – and so too will be fellow academy products Matt Johnson, Harry Hocking, Danny Southworth and Charlie Wright.
Southworth is heading back to Taunton for a second spell having featured with the Titans two seasons’ ago, while fellow forwards Johnson and Wright have also worked with head coach Tony Yapp at the University of Exeter.
Sir Ian McGeechan picks seven Englishmen in his Lions 2021 XV
15: Stuart Hogg (Scotland)
14: Anthony Watson (England)
“I’d definitely have Watson. He’s great under the high ball, has unbelievable feet and would be outstanding on hard South African grounds.”
13: Jonathan Davies (Wales)
12: Manu Tuilagi (England)
“At 12, I have to go with Manu. There’s such power there. And you’ll need that.”