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Exeter Chiefs sign Munster flanker Eoghan Grace

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Exeter Chiefs have strengthened their pack by signing Munster academy and Shannon flanker Eoghan Grace.

The 22-year-old has also played for both Ireland Under-20s and the Ireland Sevens side.

Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter said: "Eoghan is a player who I have been following now for quite some time.

"Eoghan came over to join in with some of our pre-season testing and showed up well, not many forwards can beat Tom Johnson over 40m and 100m."

He added: "He showed up well in the conditioned game we played and although he is not a household game, I think he may be a name for the future.

"We have real strength in the back-row where I am going to challenge our players to go out and attack games in the Premiership and Eoghan only adds to that strength."



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