NAME: Olivia DeMerchant
BIRTHPLACE: New Brunswick, Canada
HEIGHT: 1.75m / 5ft 9in
WEIGHT: 90kg / 14st 1lb
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Frederiction Loyalist RFC, Woodstock Wildmen RFC, Saracens
CHIEFS APPEARANCES: 12
CHIEFS TRIES: 1
CHIEFS POINTS: 5
ABOUT OLIVIA: The powerful Canadian international has already proved an astute signing by Exeter Chiefs head coach Susie Appleby.
Her work at the set-piece, combined with her energy around the field, have helped to provide a real edge to the Exeter eight during their first season in the Allianz Premier 15s.
Having made her Test debut in 2013, she represented her country at both the 2014 and 2017 World Cup.
She captained her country for the first time in 2019 against the USA in the Can-Am series, scoring in the second leg of the tie and joins the Exeter Chiefs having had previous Premier 15s experience with Saracens.