Cordero extends his stay at Exeter Chiefs

Cordero extends his stay at Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has confirmed that Facundo Cordero has agreed a contract extension with the reigning English and European champions.

 


The 22-year-old joined the Chiefs in July of last year, following in the footsteps of older brother Santiago, who enjoyed two highly successful seasons at Sandy Park, scoring 10 tries in 33 appearances.

 

Cordero – who can play at full-back or on the wing – made his debut for the Chiefs in last season’s Gallagher Premiership game away to Saracens.


 

Since then, he has featured 11 times for Baxter’s side, scoring two tries – the pick of which was his sublime solo effort in the game away to Sale Sharks back in February.


 

Baxter said: “He has been fantastic, hasn’t he?

 

“He came over on a bit of an opportunity contract for what was remaining of last season and this. Obviously, we had managed to look at a fair bit of footage of him playing over in Argentina and you could see his stepping his ability and that he was brave defensively.

 

“Since he has come here, he’s certainly shown that fantastic stepping ability; he’s certainly shown he is brave defensively and he’s slowly getting fit, which is a real plus! 

 

“Anyone who has watched our games will see that once he’s had to sprint the length of the field a couple of times in some kick battle chases, there is a little bit of a blow that goes on, but he’s working very hard at that and the truth is it looks like he has all the capabilities to be a very good player for us.”

 

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