Ryan McCauley and Sam Nixon: Exeter Chiefs signal two new forwards

Ryan McCauley (left) and Sam Nixon
Ryan McCauley (left) and Sam Nixon be a part of Josh Iosefa-Scott and Sean O’Brien as new signings this summer season for Exeter

Exeter have signed Australian second-row Ryan McCauley and former Tub tight-head prop Sam Nixon.

The 24-year-old, who’s a former Australia Underneath-20 worldwide, has agreed a short-term deal.

He performed 14 occasions for Perth-based Western Drive in Tremendous Rugby final season, having spent the earlier 4 years in Sydney with the Waratahs.

Nixon, additionally 24, spent final season with French top-flight aspect Bayonne the place he made 23 league appearances.

He has additionally had spells with Yorkshire Carnegie and Plymouth Albion in England.

“It will be my first expertise of rugby over in these components, however I’ve watched video games of the Chiefs and I do know it is an excellent and excessive normal over right here,” McCauley told the Exeter website. external-link

“I am trying ahead to studying from the opposite tight forwards right here as a result of there’s a nice calibre of gamers right here.

“Additionally, I simply cannot wait so as to add to my skill-set round line-out, maul and scrum, particularly because it’s used much more over right here.”

Exeter haven’t disclosed the size of Nixon’s deal.

“For me, it is a dream come true to come back again to the south west and play for an ideal membership so near residence,” the prop stated.

“Over time, I’ve come up in opposition to Exeter a couple of occasions and you realize it is all the time going to be a troublesome take a look at for you as an opponent.

“They’ve cleared the path for a very long time and simply turning up for coaching right here, you possibly can see the requirements are at a brand new degree.”

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