Wales prop extends Exeter stay but keeps Wales eligibility

Wales prop Tomas Francis will still be eligible to play for his country despite extending his deal at Premiership leaders Exeter Chiefs.

The Chiefs have exercised a clause in the 26-year-old’s existing contract to keep him at Sandy Park until at least 2021.

Any player with fewer than 60 caps has to return to Wales when their contracts expire to remain eligible for Wales.

As 40-cap Francis has had a clause enacted in his current deal rather than a new deal, the rule does not apply.

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