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Exeter trio sign new deals

27th January 2019, 13:06 by Gareth Freeman

Ollie Devoto, Olly Woodburn and Phil Dollman have signed new contracts with Exeter Chiefs.

England internationals Luke Cowan-Dickie, Jack Nowell and Henry Slade all signed new deals with the Chiefs earlier this week and now the club have moved to tie down three more players.

Dollman, 33, has signed a one-year extension and Devoto and Woodburn have agreed two-year deals.

Director of rugby Rob Baxter said: "Obviously, we’re delighted that all three players see their futures with us. In the case of Dollar [Dollmann], I think people will see what we’ve done in the past with some of our more senior players, where they get to that cycle of getting one-year rolling contracts, and how it’s worked for both us and the player themselves.

“In a lot of cases, a number of them have had these kinds of deals and then gone on to play for a number of years. For us, it works well to have those good people, who have been an integral part of our development and been a core part of the squad, still in and around the place moving forward."

He added: "Having guys like Woody and Devo extend their stays is just as important. Looking at both of them, they’ve obviously made significant contributions to us over the years but, at the same time, we feel with both of them that there is still more to come from them."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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