Waldrom, Williams re-sign with Exeter

Date published: July 14 2016

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Forwards Thomas Waldrom and Harry Williams are the latest names to commit their futures to Premiership club Exeter Chiefs.

Waldrom and Williams are the latest names to commit their futures to the club, coming hot on the heels of new deals for Don Armand, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Alec Hepburn, Mitch Lees, Jack Nowell and Henry Slade.

News that both men have penned terms, which will keep them at Sandy Park until the end of the 2017/18 season, is yet another welcome pre-season boost for Baxter, who has made no secret in the past of his desire to keep as much continuity within the playing ranks as possible.

Commenting on the deals, Baxter said: “What we have done is moved quickly to extend the deals for both lads. They were both under contract for this season, but we’ve extended them by a year and got things done nice and early.

“It’s a reward for both of them for doing so well, but it also keeps that solidity within the squad that we like to have.

“Tom shown in the last couple of years that he’s playing right at top of the game, but we are still confident that physically and mentally he is still up to contributing a lot to the team and to the club.

“It’s the same for Harry, he came in for his first year last season and he did extremely well. There are not many guys who have come out of the Championship and found themselves playing in European quarter-finals, Premiership semi-finals, a Premiership final and done as well as he has.

“As I said, this is reward for both of them and we expect them to offer a lot to us again over this season and next.”

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