Dave Ewers, the number eight for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Exeter Chiefs has ended months of speculation over his future by putting pen to paper to a new two year deal that will see him remain at Sandy Park till the end of the 2016 season.
The 23 year old has been in scintillating form this season, breaking into the first team and forcing his way into the England Saxons squad as well where he has nailed down a spot in the back row positions.
Rob Baxter, the head coach of the Chiefs, couldn’t hide his excitement at the thought of the player remaining at the club for the foreseeable future and stated that Dave is enjoying his time at the club and playing some great rugby. He went on to add that he is hopeful that over the next two years, he continues his development at the club as well as playing regularly for the England national team as well.
The current deal that Ewers had was to run down at the end of the current season and with new regulations in place, the Zimbabwe born English forward was free to talk to potential suitors from the 1st of January. And Baxter stated that it must seem tricky because he was being asked whether the player would re-sign for the club for quite some time now.
He added that the new extension had been agreed quite some time back but the final announcement was held up because there were some minor adjustments that needed to be made and hence, there was widespread speculation regarding the future of the player at the club.
Baxter also added that there has been no arguments or wrangling over the deal, just some casual conversation between interested people and that was all.