|Height||6ft 1in / 1.85m|
|Weight||17st 9lbs / 114 kg|
|Previous Club||London Welsh|
|Honours||England, England Saxons, England U20s, U18s|
A dynamic front row forward who arrived at Sandy Park ahead of the 2014/15 season, Alec Hepburn was originally spotted playing as a youngster for Henley Hawks in 2008/09.
The loosehead prop was part of the Wasps Academy before he later moved on to London Welsh, whom he featured for in the Championship.
Already well known to Chiefs forwards coach Rob Hunter, who worked closely with him at England Under 20s level, the prop wasted little time in making an impact at his new club.
His on-field displays not only helped Chiefs reach six successive Premiership Finals at Twickenham - two of which they won - but they have also seen him elevated into the England senior ranks, where he made his debut during the 2018 Six Nations Championship.
Now with over 170 first team appearances to his name, it's easy to see why Hepburn is a regular within Rob Baxter's matchday plans. His power within the set-piece, coupled with his ability to run hard around the field, are key assets to his ever-improving game.
In 2020, he played an integral role in helping the Chiefs to lift both the Gallagher Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup titles, featuring in the finals at Bristol's Ashton Gate and Twickenham Stadium.
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