Exeter Chiefs’ Jack Nowell has revealed he wants to follow his Exeter teammate Sam Simmonds in moving abroad. Jack said he could do so next year with his Exeter contract up at the end of the season.
Sam Simmonds will join Montpellier next season, but it is not clear whether he will be eligible for the World Cup. According to the Rugby Football Union rules, the players based outside England cannot be selected for the World Cup, but Eddie Jones expressed confidence that he would be last week.
Nowell is finding himself at a club that is struggling to hold on to senior England players on bumper contracts within a reduced salary cap, and because of this, he is missing the number of club matches.
Considering that landscape, several England players seem likely to move abroad with Simmonds, Manu Tuilagi, Anthony Watson, Kyle Sinckler, and Nowell because they all are out of contract.
Nowell told TalkSport that one day that’s something I would like to do obviously if my body allows me, whether it’s next year or the year after, I am not too sure yet. But I am in a position where I have always been in contract with the club, and this is the first year where I have found myself not in the contract next year, he said.
Moreover, Nowell said for me, there is a lot to play for and a lot still to go, and the only thing I am focusing on at the moment is playing well for the club.