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Exeter duo sign new deals

20th February 2014 10:25


Kai Horstmann carrying for Exeter Chiefs

New deal: Kai Horstmann

Exeter Chiefs have announced the re-signing of scrum-half Haydn Thomas and back-row forward Kai Horstmann until at least the end of 2014/15.

Having already retained the services of Ian Whitten, Dave Ewers, Tom Johnson, Damian Welch, Jack Yeandle and skipper Dean Mumm in recent times, the news that both Thomas and Horstmann are staying is yet another boost for head coach Rob Baxter.

"First and foremost we're really pleased with how both guys are playing," said Baxter.

"The other part of it is we're really pleased with the kind of men they are, their personalities around the squad, the way they train.

"When I've been watching the squad work together, I think they're two very important people to us.

He added: "It's great to see Kai fit for the whole season this season and getting as much game time as he has. I think he's proved what a good Premiership performer he is.

"Haydn has been a bit unfortunate with a couple of niggly injuries this season, but we know he's a solid Premiership performer. He's in a position with a lot of competition now with Dave Lewis, Will Chudley and Stu Townsend starting to come through from our academy, but his experience in the Premiership is invaluable in keeping a strong squad.

"As I said, I'm really pleased these two guys have re-signed with us."

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