Exeter Chiefs release Scotland lock Jonny Gray with immediate effect

Jonny Gray has played 48 times for Exeter Chiefs
Jonny Gray has played 48 times for Exeter Chiefs
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Exeter Chiefs have confirmed that Scotland lock Jonny Gray has been granted an early release from his contract with immediate effect.

Gray joined Exeter Chiefs in 2020 from Glasgow Warriors and now will leave the club to pursue other playing opportunities.

He has overall made 48 appearances for the club scoring 10 tries. He was also part of the side that went on to win the Gallagher Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup double in 2020.

“Jonny has been a big part of our journey in recent seasons,” Chiefs Director of Rugby Rob Baxter told the club's official website.

“He has been a great figure to have amongst our squad, with his international experience and the physicality he brings to games – his tackle stats speak for themselves.

“He has experienced some injury frustration during the end of his time with us, but I’m sure Jonny will do everything he can to come back stronger as he moves on to the next step of his rugby journey.

“I’d like to thank Jonny for everything he gave to the Chiefs shirt, and I know the club and fans will join me in wishing him all the best for the future.”