Exeter Chiefs have signed Australia loose-head prop Scott Sio.
He has signed a “long-term deal” after 11 seasons at Tremendous Rugby aspect Brumbies, the place he has been a team-mate of ex-Exeter scrum-half Nic White.
Sio, 30, has gained 71 caps for his nation and began the Wallabies’ 2015 World Cup last loss to New Zealand.
“I am tremendous excited concerning the transfer. It is one thing new, one thing recent, and I am actually trying ahead to the problem,” he instructed the Exeter web site.
“I’ve spoken to a couple boys concerning the membership and all of them have talked it up and stated it is an ideal place to go and play rugby.”
Sio is Exeter’s sixth summer season signing, following the arrivals of Aidon Davis, Ruben van Heerden, Solomone Kata and Leinster duo Jack Dunne and Rory O’Loughlin.
He performed within the first two Checks in opposition to England final month, having helped the Brumbies make the Tremendous Rugby Pacific semi-finals, however has missed the beginning of the Rugby Championship with a shoulder harm he sustained within the second Check.
Sio is the most recent in a string of Australia gamers to affix Exeter over the previous few seasons.
Dean Mumm captained the membership, whereas White, Greg Holmes, Dave Dennis and Lachie Turner have all hung out at Sandy Park.
“It should be good developing in opposition to a number of the greatest groups in Europe,” Sio added.
“Watching the Champions Cup you possibly can see it is a fairly particular competitors, and I do know the Premiership goes to be simply as robust.
“It should be bodily and so much is placed on you as a ahead, however that is one of many issues that attracted me to coming over. I wished to check myself in a brand new staff and a brand new surroundings.”