Dave Ewers signs new long-term contract with Exeter Chiefs

Dave Ewers has made 161 appearances for Exeter Chiefs
Dave Ewers has made 161 appearances for Exeter Chiefs
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Exeter Chiefs have confirmed that number eight Dave Ewers has signed a new long-term contract with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Ewers now follows the likes of Ben Moon, Harry Williams and Jack Maunder in extending the stay at Sandy Park.

The 29-year-old made his professional rugby debut with Exeter Chiefs in 2010 and has racked up 161 first-team appearances for the club since then in which he scored 19 tries.

“It was an easy decision to make,” said Ewers to the official website of the club.

“Although I’m not considered as one of the originals, I was there in the Championship year and I’ve seen how the club has changed massively. For me, it’s been an honour to be here all that time and be part of what has been a great journey.”

Exeter have been in prolific form in the Premiership last four seasons where they reached the finals on all the four occasions including a title winning 2016/17 season. Even in the ongoing season, the Devon based club are at the top of the table before the competition was suspended for five weeks following the outbreak of coronavirus.

“Obviously, the disappointment of losing in a couple of finals is there,” he continued. “I knew I wasn’t ready to leave without winning something big.

"Thankfully, this contract negotiation was a lot easier than the last, purely because I wasn’t injured. This time round, I’ve been able to play regularly and show the coaches how much I want to be at the club and what I could offer moving forward".

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