Exeter have announced that one of their prized assets, Jack Nowell, has signed a new deal that will keep him at Sandy Park until 2017.
Exeter Chiefs have announced that one of their prized assets, wing Jack Nowell, has signed a new contract that will keep him at Sandy Park until 2017.
The England international is the latest high profile name to commit his playing future to the Aviva Premiership club, following the lead of team-mates including skipper Dean Mumm, Sam Hill, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Dave Ewers.
The decision of the Cornishman to prolong his stay at Sandy Park is no doubt a huge boost to Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter, who has made no secret of his desire to keep hold of the club's blossoming, homegrown talent.
“Everything has been going really well for me at the club, so it would be silly not for me to sign the contract,” Nowell told Exeter's website.
“Ever since I joined, the club have always looked after me and helped me to progress to where I am now. Yes, I've had a few troubles with my knee over the years, but the club have managed me really well and knew what was best for me. I had a bit of time off at the start of the season just gone and now they are helping me a lot with my knee after having the operation.
“From a playing side, though, they have brought me to the top of my game and they gave me that chance when I was younger to go out and perform and really put the trust in me.”
He added: “It's been brilliant for a whole group of us coming through together.”
“As I've said before, step by step we're all making big strides. I knew when I signed my first contract with the academy the coaches [Rob and Ali] told me the club was going places and that they wanted to back the young boys, which they have done.
“They have done it not just with me, but with Sladey, Hill, Dickie and Dave Ewers. Three of those guys are playing the Barbarians this weekend and Dickie is going to New Zealand on tour with England, so it just shows they are backing us here and if you're playing well at club level, Stuart will be looking at you for international level as well.”