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British Lion to leave Exeter Chiefs – reports


Former Wales and British and Irish Lions winger Alex Cuthbert seems set to depart Exeter Chiefs this summer season.

The Rugby Paper reports immediately that the 48-cap worldwide is about to return to a Welsh province to hyperlink up with the Ospreys, having made the transfer to Exeter from Cardiff Blues in 2018, the place he constructed a popularity as being one of many high wing skills on this planet.

Sadly the 31-12 months-outdated’s three seasons on the defending Gallagher Premiership champions have been ravished by accidents, making simply 28 appearances for the membership with 4 tries to his title; two of which have come this season in superb performances towards Newcastle Falcons and London Irish to present flashes of his potential.

But like in earlier years Cuthbert’s season has been cease-begin, taking part in simply 4 video games throughout the 2020/21 marketing campaign to this point due to hamstring and calf points, nevertheless he did play 80 minutes in Tuesday evening’s midweek win away at London Irish which included an eye fixed-catching break from deep in his personal half following an interception and offload from Henry Slade.

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The Rugby Paper reports Exeter Chiefs are prepared to let Cuthbert leave the membership when his contract expires on the finish of the season, which rings true with Rob Baxter’s feedback in regards to the participant to Devon Live earlier within the season.

In not so many phrases, Baxter implied that until Chiefs’ medical workforce can discover a approach to maintain him match for choice week-in, week-out, the membership would have to resolve whether or not his appreciable paycheck was good worth for cash.

A transfer again to the Swansea-based membership would make Cuthbert eligible to add to his 47 Welsh caps having scored 16 tries for his nation beforehand on the way in which to finishing a Six Nations Grand Slam.

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In 2013 Cuthbert was chosen for the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia, scoring in his one Test look.

Exeter are properly stocked with wing expertise with Jack Nowell, Tom O’Flaherty, Olly Woodburn and Facundo Cordero, whereas the lightning-fast Josh Hodge seems an actual rising expertise.

Chiefs even have the versatile Ian Whitten on their books, nevertheless the Irish worldwide turns 34 subsequent month.