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Exeter sign England flanker Matt Kvesic on three-year deal from Gloucester

Exeter have signed England flanker Matt Kvesic on a three-year deal from their Aviva Premiership rivals Gloucester.

The Chiefs announced that 24-year-old Kvesic would move to Sandy Park for next season.

Kvesic has won three Test caps - two against Argentina in 2013 and one as a replacement when England beat Wales at Twickenham last May - and he will leave Gloucester after four years at Kingsholm.

"We see him as a very good player," Exeter head coach Rob Baxter said.

"I worked with him on the (England) tour to Argentina, where he was outstanding in the way he prepared himself, the way he carried himself and the way he played.

"Young English talent doesn't come on the market all that often, so when it does become available we are very determined to collect some of that here.

"He has got a lot of the qualities we like. He is very hard working, has a very high work rate on the field and off the field he is a good guy, and we feel he has also got a good deal of development in him."

Kvesic, meanwhile, has described the switch of clubs as "a great move" for him.

"Over the last few years, the Chiefs have shown they are one of the top teams in the country," he said.

"They reached the (Premiership) final last season, and it looks like they will be in the top four again, at least, this season.

"It's a great move for me, and one that I am very excited about.

"For me, I just felt it was the right time to have a new challenge in my career, and I think moving down to the Chiefs will maybe help re-ignite a few areas of my game."

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