Exeter Chiefs secure signing of Facundo Cordero

Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter
Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter

Exeter Chiefs have announced the signing of Facundo Cordero on a one-year contract.

Facundo, who could play at wing or fullback is the brother of Argentina international Santiago Cordero, who played for the club between 2017 and 2019 before heading to Bordeaux Bègles.

“We’ve signed a young man by the name of Cordero – Facundo Cordero,” said Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter.

“He is Santi’s younger brother. I thought the name Cordero would excite a few people as Santi was a huge fans’ favourite. He was popular amongst the squad and played exceptionally well for us during his time here.

“We are kind of hoping that his brother can now follow in his footsteps. Looking at him, he’s a little bit behind Santi in terms of his development, but hopefully what we’d like to see in the future is us having as much difficulty trying to keep hold of Facundo as we did with Santi because that is the quality of how he plays.”

Exeter will resume their Premiership campaign with a clash against Leicester Tigers on 15th August.