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James Scaysbrook and Jack Yeandle sign new Exeter Chiefs deals

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: February 13, 2013

Scaysbrook and Yeandle sign new Chiefs deals

Scaysbrook and Yeandle sign new Chiefs deals. Photo: Pinnacle

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Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter has spoken of his delight after James Scaysbrook and Jack Yeandle committed their futures to the Aviva Premiership club.

Experienced flanker Scaysbrook, who joined the Chiefs in 2009 from Bath, has agreed a new two-year deal, while hooker Yeandle has accepted a new one-year contract after impressing following his switch from Championship side Doncaster Knights last summer.

Scaysbrook has been a revelation since arriving at Sandy Park. A destructive force on the open-side flank, the 31-year-old has made 97 appearances for the club, scoring six tries.

Of Scaysbrook, Baxter said: "He's shown over the last couple of seasons he's one of the top performing sevens in the Premiership. His stats show that, particularly in the tackle and clear-out areas.

"He's a good communicator and a good link player. In a team that wants to play a fair bit of rugby, I think he makes more passes than any other seven in the Premiership and he's shown to be a good character."

Meanwhile, 24-year-old Yeandle, who has featured eight times for Exeter this season, is slowly coming of age within the Chiefs set-up having been forced to bide his time earlier in the season for his opportunity.

Yeandle's on-field efforts have been noticed by Baxter, who added: "He has taken his opportunities in the LV= Cup in a very strong group of hookers we've got here at the club. He impressed in the Northampton game when he played the full 80 minutes and I thought he had a very good game with his carrying and tackling, and the set-piece held up very well.

"I'm really pleased with how he's done."

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