Exeter Chiefs: Jack Nowell, Henry Slade & Luke Cowan-Dickie sign new deals

Luke Cowan-Dickie and Jack Nowell
Cornwall-born Luke Cowan-Dickie (left) and Jack Nowell were part of England's victorious Six Nations side

Exeter Chiefs' England trio Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie have signed new contracts with the Premiership club.

All three players have agreed deals that run until the summer of 2019.

Wing Nowell, 23, has played a part in all but one game under England head coach Eddie Jones.

Centre Slade, 23, has yet to feature under Jones, but both he and hooker Cowan-Dickie, 23, were in the squad which whitewashed Australia in June.

"It's great that they've come through our academy," Exeter head coach Rob Baxter told BBC Sport.

"They're international-quality players who want to stay at the club long term, and that in itself talks about what we're all about.

"We want to be a club where they can realise their international and club ambitions."

Nowell scored a try in Exeter's first-ever Premiership final appearance in May, which they lost to Saracens, with Slade having a hand in the score.

The highly-rated centre, who can also play at fly-half, missed six months of last season after breaking his leg in the Devon side's win at Wasps.

Cowan-Dickie is currently vying with Saracens number two Jamie George to be England's second-choice hooker behind captain Dylan Hartley.

"It wasn't a difficult process, they were all keen to stay and we were keen to keep them," added Baxter. "It was business that was all wrapped up pretty quickly."

Exeter's home-grown England stars
Jack Nowell: Nine tries in 18 appearances for England. An ever-present during this year's Six Nations, and started two out of three Tests in Australia
Luke Cowan-Dickie: Made his debut in pre-World Cup warm-up against France. Missed out on selection for World Cup, but has made four replacement appearances
Henry Slade: Scored a try in England's World Cup win over Uruguay, but has yet to feature under Eddie Jones

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