Byron McGuigan: Full-back signs new one-year deal at Exeter Chiefs

Byron McGuigan
Despite being born in Namibia, McGuigan has represented Scotland A

Exeter Chiefs full-back Byron McGuigan has signed a new one-year contract extension with the Premiership side.

The 25-year-old joined in November and made 17 appearances as Chiefs narrowly missed out on a top four spot.

"I'm very happy to be staying. I really enjoyed last season, I love being part of the club and I always wanted to stay here," McGuigan told the club website.external-link

"Knowing I'm here for another year at least, I can get my head down and focus on getting into the first team again."

McGuigan scored three tries for Rob Baxter's side in 2014-15 having been brought in as cover for the injured Chrysander Botha.

Namibian-born McGuigan, who has previously played for Glasgow Warriors and Bay of Plenty in New Zealand, featured at wing and centre as well as in his usual role at full-back.

"Sometimes we have put him in some pretty difficult situations. All of the qualities he has shown mean we want him to stay around for a bit longer," said head coach Baxter.

"He was initially contracted to go back to New Zealand to carry on playing, so there was a bit to sort out on that front.

"You have to look at various combinations, while we have Chrysander Botha back fit so he will be challenging too. It is going to be great to watch them battle it out."

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