Chiefs sign Scottish star Sam Hidalgo-Clyne

Chiefs sign Scottish star Sam Hidalgo-Clyne

Rob Baxter is set to replace one international name with another ahead of the 2020/21 season.

With Nic White’s departure back to Australia already confirmed, the Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby has wasted little time in filling the void left by the gifted scrum-half.

Heading to Sandy Park will be Scottish international Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, who will join the Premiership club on a two-year deal from French Top14 side, Lyon.

The 26-year-old half-back is Baxter’s second new signing, alongside that of fellow Scottish star Jonny Gray, and will help further bolster Exeter’s options in the number nine jersey.

Born in Spain, Hidalgo-Clyne moved to Scotland at the age of three and was quickly introduced to rugby at an early age. His talents were clear to see from the outset and having spent the 2011/12 season featuring for Scotland 7s, it was at Edinburgh Rugby were his career really began to take off.

He would spend seven successful years in the Scottish capital, before he opted for a switch to fellow Pro14 rivals, the Scarlets in 2018. His time in Wales proved short and sweet and since then he has featured for Harlequins (on loan), Racing 92 and, more recently, Lyon.

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