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Chiefs sign South African Rennie

Bryan Rennie
Bryan Rennie is the latest player to join the Chiefs (Getty)

The Exeter Chiefs have signed 23-year-old South African centre Bryan Rennie from London Irish.

Rennie is the sixth player to sign for Exeter in the past month as Director of Rugby Pete Drewett looks to push for National One's top spot next season.

Rennie has also played for Border Reivers and Watsonians in Scotland, where he scored more than 20 tries.

"I am certain he will make a significant contribution throughout next season," Drewett said.

"Bryan comes to us with a wealth of top flight experience at London Irish. We are already looking forward to working with him."

Rennie does not have the same work permit issues that scuppered Plymouth Albion's Jannie Bornman's move to the Cornish Pirates as he qualifies as a European player through his Aberdeen-born father.

Rennie was part of the Super 14 club Natal Shark's under 20's squad before coming to the UK.

see also
Chiefs coaching trio sign deals
29 Apr 08 |  Rugby Union
Chiefs sign pair of Albion stars
26 Apr 08 |  Rugby Union
Launceston hooker to join Chiefs
23 Apr 08 |  Rugby Union
Prop Budgen makes Chiefs switch
22 Apr 08 |  Rugby Union
Five depart Exeter as Pugh signs
18 Apr 08 |  Rugby Union
Visa issues scupper Bornman move
28 Apr 08 |  Rugby Union

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