Dave Ewers will continue his long association with Exeter after signing a new contract at the club.
Although he had been called up to England squads in the past, the 6’4, 125kg forward was never capped under either Stuart Lancaster or Eddie Jones’ current regime.
The back-row forward has already spent over 10 years with the Chiefs, making 161 first-team appearances and scoring 19 tries.
He said “It was an easy decision to make. Although I’m not considered as one of the originals, I was there in the Championship year and I’ve seen how the club has changed massively.
“For me, it’s been an honour to be here all that time and be part of what has been a great journey.
“It’s exciting times. If you look at the squad, all the boys are of an age where they are hitting their prime.
“Each year the squad is getting better and better – and with the signings we’ve made, it’s only going to get better.”
“Obviously, the disappointment of losing in a couple of finals is there,” he told the club website. “I knew I wasn’t ready to leave without winning something big. Thankfully, this contract negotiation was a lot easier than the last, purely because I wasn’t injured. This time round, I’ve been able to play regularly and show the coaches how much I want to be at the club and what I could offer moving forward.”
“I’m happy with how I have been playing this year, but I’m also excited to see how far we can go,” he said. “I still feel there is a lot of improvement I can work on in the months and the years ahead.”
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