Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Naqelevuki extends Exeter deal

Sireli Naqelevuki has signed a new deal with Exeter

Fiji international Sireli Naqelevuki has agreed a new contract with Aviva Premiership club Exeter.

The Chiefs announced on Thursday that the 32-year-old has signed a two-year deal.

Centre Naqelevuki joined Exeter from South African Super Rugby side the Stormers in 2010 and has made nearly 50 first-team appearances.

"He has been an exceptional player for us during our time in the Premiership, creating some fantastic moments and scoring tries that a majority of our supporters will never forget," Exeter head coach Rob Baxter said.

"Seeing the big guy running in with a big grin on his face and dotting down tries is great, but aside from that he has also been a great member of the squad.

"He's had a few little niggles with his knees this year - and we've kind of kept him ticking along - but now the time has come for him to go in for a bit of a refurb this summer and we are hoping to see him absolutely flying at the start of next season."

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