Exeter Chiefs V Saints SF 25th May 19


Santiago Cordero’s brilliant on-field performances this season were duly rewarded at the Exeter Chiefs End of Season Dinner as he was crowned the club’s Player of the Year. At a packed-out Sandy Park, the Argentine international beat off the challenge of Matt Kvesic and Henry Slade to land the prestigious award. In what has been a remarkable 12 months for the 25-year-old, not only has he established himself as a recognised fans’ favourite amongst the Exeter supporters, but he has produced some dazzling displays that have helped the Chiefs to finish top of the table at the end of the regular season. With 10 tries already to his name this season - including his effort in the Heineken Champions Cup against Castres, which won him the Individual Try of the Season accolade on the night - it’s little wonder he has been the talk of the town at the Devon club this season.

As well as picking up the Players’ Player prize and the Individual Try of the Season, Cordero is in a three-way battle for the club’s top try-scorer alongside skipper Jack Yeandle and Kvesic. Other award winners on the night were Joe Simmonds, who picked up the Young Player of the Year, Joe Parker-Cook, who picked up the Community Player of the Year, while long-serving lock Ollie Atkins was awarded the Team Man of the Year. As well as the awards, Chief Executive Tony Rowe OBE and Director of Rugby Rob Baxter both addressed the audience of over 600 people; Kai Horstmann conducted a Q&A with international stars Jack Nowell, Nic White, Ollie Devoto, Dave Dennis and Harry Williams, whilst the crowd were later entertained by the band Reckless.



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