Exeter Chiefs have confirmed that England international Thomas Waldrom will leave the Aviva Premiership at the end of the ongoing season.
The 34-year-old made had stints with Super Rugby sides Hurricanes and Crusaders before switching to Leicester Tigers in 2010. His move to Sandy Park came in 2014 and since then has scored 50 tries from 92 appearances for the Chiefs helping them to an Aviva Premiership title last season.
“The Chiefs will always be a big part of my life and I’ll definitely come back and visit in the future," said Waldrom, who is set to return to his native New Zealand.
“It’s a great place to come and play rugby and I would recommend coming here to anyone who asked.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I think the move would go as well as it has, but that’s down to the environment here,” he added.
“The coaches, my team-mates,the fans, it’s been brilliant and I’ve loved every minute of it.”
Waldrom has made five-Test appearances for England with his last game for the red rose team coming in February 2013.