James Short joins Exeter Chiefs from London Irish
Last Updated: 23/07/15 9:35am
Exeter Chiefs have signed winger James Short from London Irish.
The 25-year-old, who won the Premiership title with Saracens in 2011, joins the Chiefs on a one-year contract as they prepare for European Champions Cup rugby.
His arrival at Sandy Park helps to offset the summer departures of Fetu'u Vainikolo and Tom James.
"I'm excited about the move," said Short, who scored the only try in the final when Sarries beat Leicester to the Premiership four years ago.
"It's a new challenge for me, but one that I am very much looking forward to. Exeter are a great club, they have a great set-up and you only have to look at recent seasons to see they are a club who are on the rise.
"Even in that first year in the Premiership, you could see they were a force to be reckoned with. Each year they've got better and better and they were unlucky not to get into the play-offs last season.
"They play a great style of rugby. Every time you play against them, you know you're always going to get a tough, physical game.
"Playing in the Champions Cup will be great, obviously I got to experience the old Heineken Cup when I was with Saracens and it's a great competition to be involved in.
"You know you'll be playing against the very best teams in great stadiums, so it's a great platform for any player to show what they can do at such a good level."