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Tomas Francis becomes the latest player to commit to Exeter Chiefs

Wales prop Tomas Francis has signed a new deal with Exeter Chiefs, the Aviva Premiership side have announced.

Francis, 24, saw his current contract extended by the club and will now ply his trade at Sandy Park until 2019.

The 14-time capped Wales international has impressed since moving to Exeter from London Scottish two years ago and joins the likes of Luke Cowan-Dickie, Henry Slade and Jack Nowell in signing a fresh deal with the Chiefs in recent weeks.

And head coach Rob Baxter is pleased to have extended Francis' stay and wants to help him continue his development during that time.

"In Tom's last contract, the club had a clause in there that we could extend the contract if certain terms were met," he told the club's official website.

"We have decided to go with that, and have extended his deal by a further two years beyond the end of the 2016-17 season.

"I know he is delighted with that, and we are obviously very pleased that a player who came to us from the Championship and has been with us for a couple of seasons now sees his long-term future with us.

"Hopefully we can help keep developing him as not only a Premiership and European quality player, but also as an international."


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