Exeter Chiefs: Scrum-half Dave Lewis signs new contract

Dave Lewis
Dave Lewis was part of Exeter's academy as a youngster before moving to Gloucester

Exeter scrum-half Dave Lewis has signed a new contract to keep him at Sandy Park until the summer of 2017.

The 25-year-old has scored four tries in 33 games for the Chiefs, having

Lewis, whose previous contract was due to expire at the end of the season, was

"The way he was improving last year meant we were always going to look to keep him this year," said Exeter head coach Rob Baxter.

"We feel we have got a good group of scrum-halves here.

"Haydn (Thomas) is getting a little bit older now and maybe is becoming the elder statesman, but the other two are still young enough and still improving with Premiership game time all the time.

"It's exciting for Dave, we'll see a lot of him performing in the next couple of years."

Lewis has played just five times this season after

"For us the season started very well, Will Chudley has been showing some very good Premiership form and that's meant Dave's opportunities have been limited because Haydn has been doing a good job for us as well," Baxter added.

"A bit like in the last LV and European block, Dave will get some opportunities in the next five or six weeks, we very much see it being a three-way fight between them when we get back out of that block. There's a lot of the season left yet for Dave."

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