Rob Baxter and other Exeter support staff sign three-year contract extensions

Rob Baxter has been with Exeter Chiefs since 2009
Rob Baxter has been with Exeter Chiefs since 2009
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Exeter Chiefs have announced that director of rugby Rob Baxter and his support staff have penned three-year contract extensions with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Baxter has been with the Sandy Park outfit since 2009 and under him, Exeter have reached the Premiership finals in the last four seasons and also went on to win the title for the first time during the 2016/17 season. The club also registered two Anglo-Welsh Cup and two Premiership’s A League titles.

Head coach Ali Hepher, forwards coach Rob Hunter and skills coach Ricky Pellow have also extended their stay at Exeter until 2023.

“Personally, I’m absolutely delighted to have agreed a new three-year contract extension,” said Baxter to the official website of the club.

“However, I’m even more pleased that the other coaches have also agreed similar extensions. I think it’s a real indication of how happy we all are working alongside one another each day.

“Together, we understand the ambitions of the club moving forward - and of how exciting this next period is going to be for the rugby club.

"I think as a group we all feel that everything we want to achieve can be achieved here over these next three years, so it’s exciting times for all of us and I’m looking forward to us building on the fantastic foundations we have laid as a collective group.”

Club chairman and chief executive Tony Rowe OBE expressed delight in Baxter and his team committing their immediate future with the club.

“This really is fantastic news for the club. In Rob, Ali, Rob and Ricky we have the best English coaches in the business," said Rowe.

"As a coaching team, not only do they continue to drive our great club forward on all fronts, but they are at forefront of making the Chiefs who we are.

“The success they have brought to the club during their time in charge is there for all to see and I’ve no doubt that in these coming years they will continue to drive us onwards and upwards.”

Exeter are currently at the third position in the Gallagher Premiership with three wins from five games while they are at the top in Pool 2 of the Heineken Champions Cup after winning all their three matches.

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