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Henry Slade pens new deal with Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs have today confirmed iconic centre Henry Slade will remain at the club until the end of next season. 

Slade is the last of the ‘golden generation’ of academy graduates still at the club, after the likes of Luke Cowan-Dickie, Jack Nowell and Dave Ewers all left Exeter last year.

Commenting on the new deal, Slade said: “There were a lot of factors behind my decision to stay at Exeter Chiefs. I love the club, I’m from just down the road and my family get to come nearly every weekend to watch me play at Sandy Park.

“I call Exeter my home. I’ve started a young family here so it just felt right to stay. The club has been my whole adult life, so I just didn’t feel like it was time to go.”

“There’s an extremely strong group coming through now, and I’m relishing being one of the senior boys in amongst a group with so much potential to do some great things.”

Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, also said: “We’re absolutely delighted he’s staying at Sandy Park. He’s been a huge part of what we’ve achieved for a number of years. He’s been fantastic this season, in working very hard himself and setting such high standards for himself.”

Henry Slade made his debut against London Welsh back in 2012, and has since gone onto amas 230 appearances for the club, whilst scoring 858 points too. He has also won an LV Cup, two Premierships and one Champions Cup title with the Chiefs.

Slade has also gone onto become a senior England international with 62 caps to his name.

This season in particular the experienced centre has been vital for the Chiefs, and his form also earned his Supporters Player of the Season.