Scott Sio Commits to New Chiefs Contract

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Exeter Chiefs loosehead prop Scott Sio has committed his future to the club by signing a new contract.

Arriving at Sandy Park in the summer of 2022 for his first taste of rugby outside of Australia, the physical front rower has flourished in a Chiefs shirt. Already having clocked 41 Chiefs appearances, Sio believes there are still some career highlights to come.

“I’m really excited to be staying on at Chiefs and to see what the future holds for this group.

“There are lots of younger players coming through and I hope to continue to be part of their development while also growing as a player and person here in Exeter.

“The club wants to contend for trophies and be successful, which is something I want to be a part of and is a big reason for my re-signing.”

The man with 74 Wallabies caps to his name spent 12 seasons with ACT Brumbies in Canberra – a club for whom he racked up 143 appearances – before moving to the Northern Hemisphere.

The 32-year-old’s illustrious career down under included starting in the 2013 Super Rugby Grand Final for the Brumbies and starting in the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final for Australia against the All Blacks.

Additionally, Sio played for the Brumbies in a game against the British and Irish Lions during their 2013 tour of Australia – the club becoming the first Australian provincial side to beat the Lions for 42 years.

Director of Rugby Rob Baxter believes the value Sio brings to the squad in playing ability is matched in his off-field mentorship of younger Chiefs players.

“We’re really pleased Scott has decided to commit to staying at the club. He’s become a key player for us, both in the way he plays – our scrum and lineout have become such key areas and a real strength this season – but also in the level of strength and leadership he brings, particularly in the way he works with our young guys.

“He’s also doing what we’ve seen from guys like Henry Slade – he’s training and playing like a young man. He’s got a lot of energy around the place and those attributes are invaluable.

“We’re delighted to keep him on board as we think he can be a really important part of where we want to go as a club, and I can only see him improving and continuing to work extremely hard.”

Sio joins a growing list of players recommitting to Chiefs in recent weeks.

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