Argentina winger Santiago Cordero to move from Exeter Chiefs to Bordeaux-Begles

Santiago Cordero (left) joined Exeter Chiefs in 2018
Santiago Cordero (left) joined Exeter Chiefs in 2018

Exeter Chiefs have confirmed that Argentina international Santiago Cordero will make a departure from the Premiership club with immediate effect.

The 25-year-old joined Exeter Chiefs in 2018 from Super Rugby club Jaguares and will now make his debut in the Top 14 after signing a contract with Bordeaux-Begles. Overall, he has made 33 first-team appearances for the Sandy Park outfit and enjoyed an Anglo-Welsh Cup triumph.

His presence was instrumental in the last season where he made 24 appearances in which he scored 10 tries but a knee injury that he sustained in April restricted his participation.

“Obviously it’s a sad day for me to come and say goodbye to everyone,” said Cordero.

“I will miss this place a lot. Exeter is an amazing place, as is the club, the guys, the staff and of course the fans. From the first moment I arrived here, it felt like home and everyone treated me like family.

“As a foreign player coming into the club, I didn’t know what to expect.

"At first, I was very nervous and afraid, but that soon went and I have to say this has been one of the best experiences of my life for me and my wife.”

Cordero has played 33 Tests for Argentina between 2013 and 2017 and was part of the squad that competed in the 2015 World Cup.

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