England internationals Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie have all agreed new contracts with Aviva Premiership club Exeter.
The Chiefs announced that the trio had put pen to paper on three-year deals. Wing Nowell, centre Slade and hooker Cowan-Dickie all toured Australia with England last month, when Eddie Jones’ squad claimed an historic 3-0 Test series triumph.
Nowell scored a try during the opening win in Brisbane. The three players arrived in Exeter’s first team via the club’s academy system and have proved key figures behind Chiefs’ rise to prominence on domestic and European stages.
“When you look at all the things it needs for three players like that to sign for a club, it shows that you are ticking a lot of boxes,” Exeter head coach Rob Baxter said. “First and foremost, it shows that we look after them and they enjoy being here, which is vitally important.
“But it also shows that we can help them not only achieve the ambitions which they have achieved so far, but that they also feel in the future they will experience big things here, not just in the Premiership and in Europe, but also internationally.
“It’s great to know they are going be with us for at least the next three years. They were easy contracts to do, as the players wanted to stay and wanted to be part of the club going forward.
“They have seen the steps we’ve made as a team, and we are obviously delighted with how they’ve developed over the past few years and they are important players for us.
“They are all great characters, all very popular members of the squad, and I think all of those things bode well for where they go in the future.
“Potentially, they are the kind of guys who could play at one rugby club for 10-12 years and help a club become the best in the country.
“That’s what we have to try and do with them is make them the best they can be – while equally, they have to try and make us be the best rugby club we can be.”
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England trio commit future to Exeter
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