The Exeter Chiefs have completed a superb signing for next season after the club confirmed today that they have acquired the services of Stuart Hogg.
Hogg confirmed over the weekend that he will be leaving the Glasgow Warriors next season for “family and rugby reasons”.
The 63-times capped Scotland full-back will be heading to Sandy Park on a two-year contract and Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has revealed his delight at securing his services.
“We’re delighted that Stuart has decided to join us,” said Baxter. “We’ve tracked him for some time and we actually wanted to sign before he signed his last contract at Glasgow. At that stage it wasn’t the right time for him to move, but now it is and we feel he will be a fantastic addition to our squad.
“Not only is he an exceptional rugby player, but we feel he brings a whole host of other attributes that we think can help really add to us as a team.”
“Yes, it’s a statement on our part. But, anyone who knows us and where we want to go, will understand that for us to move forward and win trophies – which is undoubtedly what we want to do – we have to back ourselves fully and that means bringing in players who we feel will take us to that next level.
“I’ve no doubt Stuart will be a quality addition to our squad. Not only is he vastly experienced, having played on some of the biggest stages in world rugby, but speaking to him he’s also very ambitious about developing his own game and experiencing new challenges.
“His qualities, particularly in the back-field, his stability and the threat he can pose in terms of counter-attacking, in a lot of ways it’s perfect fit for both ourselves and for Stuart.”