Votu eager to become a big Chief

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:17
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Fijian flyer Watisoni Votu says he cannot wait to sample the matchday experience at Sandy Park having finally made his long-awaited Exeter Chiefs debut.

Fijian flyer Watisoni Votu says he cannot wait to sample the matchday experience at Sandy Park having finally made his long-awaited Exeter Chiefs debut.

The 27-year-old speedster was introduced for the first time by the Devon club last weekend at Bath - and the Lautoka-born back impressed many on his competitive debut in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

Now, the Chiefs are poised to unleash Votu once again when they welcome Northampton Saints on Saturday.

After a protracted visa process, Votu is clearly keen to make up for lost time and hopes another Exeter outing can put him into the mix for the return to Premiership action next week at Sale Sharks.

"I really enjoyed playing for Exeter in my first game," said Votu. "It was a tough game for us, but I think I learned a lot of things from it.

"It has been a long time for me to wait to come and play, but now I'm here I am very happy and I want to play as much as I can."

Ahead of the Bath clash, Votu admitted his chatted to compatriot Sireli Naqelevuki about various things to do with the English game, as well as what to expect from the opposition.

"Sireli just told me to play well and play hard," explained Votu. "I was excited to be playing my first game and in the first half I thought we played well. The second half we had a lot of opportunities to score, but we lost the ball and we didn't finish things off.

"I am very happy at the club, I like Exeter very much and the team are very good.

"This week we are at home, so I am really looking forward to playing there. It will be another tough game for us, but hopefully we can play well and get a result."

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Fri, 24 February 2017
Highlanders v Chiefs 06h35 Dunedin
Reds v Sharks 09h00 Brisbane
Harlequins v Leicester Tigers 17h45 Twickenham Stoop
Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues 19h05 Myreside
Dragons v Leinster 19h30 Rodney Parade
Munster v Scarlets 19h35 Thomond Park
Sat, 25 February 2017
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Crusaders v Brumbies 06h35 Christchurch
Waratahs v Force 08h45 Allianz Park
Saracens v Sale Sharks 12h45 Allianz Park
Northampton Saints v Worcester Warriors 13h00 Franklin's Gardens
Exeter Chiefs v Newcastle Falcons 13h00 Sandy Park
Cheetahs v Lions 13h05 Bloemfontein
Scotland v Wales 14h25 BT Murrayfield
Kings v Jaguares 15h15 Port Elizabeth
Ireland v France 16h50 Aviva Stadium
Stormers v Bulls 17h30 Cape Town
Sun, 26 February 2017
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Treviso v Connacht 12h30 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Wasps v Gloucester 12h30 Ricoh Arena
Zebre v Ulster 12h30 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors 13h05 Liberty Stadium
England v Italy 15h00 Twickenham Stadium
Mon, 27 February 2017
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CUT-Ixias v UJ 16h30 Bloemfontein
Rhodes v Fort Hare 16h30 Grahamstown
CPUT v UKZN-Impi 16h30 Cape Town
UWC v TUT 16h30 Cape Town
UP-Tuks v Wits 16h30 Pretoria
Shimlas v NWU-Pukke 17h00 Bloemfontein
Thu, 02 March 2017
Force v Reds 10h30 Perth
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Thu, 23 February 2017
Rebels v Blues 18 | 56
Tue, 21 February 2017
CUT-Ixias v Shimlas 13 | 22
Mon, 20 February 2017
UJ v UP-Tuks 18 | 11
UKZN-Impi v Fort Hare 16 | 10
Maties v NMMU-Madibaz 35 | 16
UWC v Rhodes 88 | 8
TUT v WSU 13 | 17
NWU-Pukke v UCT-Ikeys 20 | 15
Sun, 19 February 2017
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Sale Sharks v Wasps 34 | 28
Sat, 18 February 2017
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Ospreys v Munster 23 | 25
Leicester Tigers v Bristol 50 | 17
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 37 | 17
Bath v Harlequins 22 | 12
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Exeter Chiefs 15 8 3 4 49
Bath 15 10 0 5 47
Leicester Tigers 15 9 0 6 43
Harlequins 15 8 0 7 37
Newcastle Falcons 15 7 0 8 36
Northampton Saints 15 7 0 8 35
Gloucester 15 5 2 8 34
Sale Sharks 15 5 1 9 29
Worcester Warriors 15 3 2 10 19
Bristol 15 2 0 13 13