Exeter thrilled to keep Slade

Date published: September 20 2014

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Rising star Henry Slade will remain an Exeter Chief after penning a new contract with the Devon-based Premiership side.

Rising star Henry Slade will remain an Exeter Chief after penning a new contract with the Devon-based Premiership side.

The former England U20 international made his Exeter debut in April 2013 and has continued to impress, scoring two penalties in Friday's win at Gloucester.

Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter expressed his delight at being able to keep all of the club's young talents, which include Sam Hill, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Jack Nowell.

“We've known for a long time that he's a good player and we keep telling everyone that he's a good player,” Baxter told the BBC.

“I'm delighted we've got all our young players signed up.

“He's going to be staying at the club long term.

“There's not been an issue with him staying, but there's been some paperwork to sort.”

Slade has signed a three-year extension and admitted that the bright start made be Exeter had been a lift.

“I'm obviously delighted to have signed such a long deal and to stay at a club that is going so well,” said Slade.

“We've started the season very well and it's a sign of the way the club is going – for me it's a pleasure for me to be a part of it all.”

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