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Exeter Chiefs bring in Williams from Jersey 

Exeter Chiefs RFC

Exeter are continuing their busy period of recruitment for next season with prop Harry Williams the latest name added to the playing roster for the 2015/16 season.

The 23-year-old tighthead prop is director of rugby Rob Baxter’s seventh recent signing having agreed terms on a two-year deal from Championship side Jersey.

Williams started his rugby career as a youngster at Wasps before moving on for spells with Loughborough University, Nottingham and, more recently, Jersey.

He said: “I’m really excited about the move. When I came and looked around the place, I was blown away by the facilities and how high-tech everything was around the place. Sandy Park is an unbelievable facility, so it will be great to be part of the place when I arrive.”

Baxter said: “We obviously spend a lot time looking at the Championship – we have had a good deal of success with players from there. That is both in terms of players we came up with when we got promoted and players we have brought in from the Championship.

“We know it is a strong breeding ground for players and we are always pretty keen to look at front-five forwards in particular as it is a very good stepping stone for them into the Premiership. We keep an eye on the Championship from the second or third week of the season onwards really.

“Harry was starting to stand out as a very good set-piece forward and we spent a bit of time breaking down his play all over the pitch. To be honest, I was pretty impressed with what I saw.

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