Gonzalo Camacho not guaranteed an Exeter Chiefs place

Gonzalo Camacho
Camacho has yet to meet his Chiefs teammates after signing in the summer

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter says Argentinian winger Gonzalo Camacho will struggle to get into the side.

Camacho was praised for his strong performance at the World Cup against England on Saturday.

The 27-year-old has yet to play for the Chiefs since joining from Harlequins in the summer.

"At the minute he'll struggle to get into the team as we've got a back line that's scoring tries and playing very well," Baxter told BBC South West.

Camacho, who has made eight appearances for the Pumas, scored three tries for Quins last season.

"It was a performance that was expected, but it was still nice to see him jumping around and looking very evasive," Baxter said of Camacho's performance in New Zealand.

"He'll compliment some of the bigger ball carriers that we've got here and he'll make it a little bit difficult for us selection wise in our back line."

And Baxter says that Camacho's return from the World Cup, along with Welsh prop Craig Mitchell and Samoan scrum-half Junior Poluleuligaga, could come just at the right time.

"The reality is that people do get injured, players do get jaded and these players coming back can sometimes add a bit of a sparkle," he said.

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