EXETER CHIEFS Short wings in to Sandy Park

exeter chiefs logoJames Short says he is relishing the challenge that awaits him after signing for Exeter Chiefs from Aviva Premiership rivals London Irish.

The 25-year-old winger is the latest top flight player to arrive at Sandy Park following a busy summer of recruitment for Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter.

Signed on a one-year deal, Surrey-born Short, from Redhill, is seen as a key addition to Exeter back division following the early summer departures of Fetu’u Vainikolo and Tom James.

With over 70 top flight appearances, the talented back has already won the Premiership title - with Saracens in 2011 - scoring the only try in the Twickenham final as the Londoners triumphed 22-18.

Short said: “I’m excited about the move. Exeter have a great set-up and you only have to look at recent seasons to see they are a club on the rise.

“Even in that first year in the Premiership, you could see they were a force to be reckoned with. Each year they’ve got better and better and they were unlucky not to get into the play-offs last season.”

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