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Exeter Chiefs duo Baxter and Clark agree new deals

Neil Clark and Richard Baxter
Clark (l) and Baxter have made 500 Exeter appearances between them

Exeter Chiefs have agreed new two-year deals with number eight Richard Baxter and hooker Neil Clark.

Baxter, 32, who holds the club record for appearances with 367, and Clark, 29, who has played 133 times, are the latest names to sign at Sandy Park.

"It was an easy decision to make. It was just a case of dotting the i's and crossing the t's," Clark said.

Baxter added: "The set up we've got here, with the coaches and the fitness, meant it was an easy decision to make."

Baxter, who is the younger brother of coach Rob, joined Exeter in 1997 and has since captained the club as well as playing for England Under-21s and the Barbarians.

Clark originally signed for the Chiefs in 1999 before leaving for Bristol in 2003. After spells at Bath and Launceston, he rejoined the Devon side in 2008.

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