Votu eager to become a big Chief

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:17
Large watisonivotuengland Large watisonivotusevens

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."

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 31 March 2017
Highlanders v Rebels 06h35 Dunedin
Sat, 01 April 2017
Blues v Force 04h15 Auckland
Chiefs v Bulls 06h35 Hamilton
Reds v Hurricanes 08h45 Suncorp Stadium
Stormers v Cheetahs 13h05 DHL Newlands
Zebre v Connacht 14h30 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Lions v Sharks 15h05 Ellis Park Stadium
Leinster v Wasps 15h15 Dublin
Munster v Toulouse 17h45 Limerick
Sun, 02 April 2017
Waratahs v Crusaders 06h05 Allianz Park
Saracens v Glasgow Warriors 13h00 Allianz Park
Clermont Auvergne v Toulon 15h15 Clermont-Ferrand
Mon, 03 April 2017
Maties v UJ 14h30 Stellenbosch
UP-Tuks v Shimlas 17h00 Pretoria
PREMIERSHIP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Wasps 18 14 1 3 69
Exeter Chiefs 18 11 3 4 64
Saracens 18 13 1 4 63
Leicester Tigers 18 11 0 7 51
Bath 18 10 0 8 48
Harlequins 18 10 0 8 47
Northampton Saints 18 9 0 9 45
Gloucester 18 6 2 10 40
Newcastle Falcons 18 7 0 11 36
Sale Sharks 18 5 1 12 30
Worcester Warriors 18 4 2 12 26
Bristol 18 3 0 15 17