Zimbabwean back-rower Dave Ewers says he is looking forward to the next chapter in his career after agreeing a move to Ulster next season.
The powerful back rower will leave Exeter Chiefs to join the province for the new campaign.
At home as both a flanker and number 8, Ewers has amassed over 200 senior appearances for Exeter after coming through the club’s Academy system, and was involved in the club’s historic winning of both the Premiership and Champions Cup back in 2020.
An abrasive ball-carrying forward, the Harare born man initially joined the Chiefs’ Academy, making his senior debut in 2009, and has since made 226 appearances at Sandy Park, scoring 38 tries.
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The powerful back-rower will join the club from Exeter Chiefs ahead of the 2023/24 season 👊
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This season he has been in top form, scoring tries in the Champions Cup against Castres Olympique and the Vodacom Bulls, and joins Ulster still as one of the leading performers in the Premiership.
“Ulster is a proud club with a reputation on the pitch which reaches far and wide, and I look forward to calling myself one of the Ulster men from next season onwards,” said the 32-year-old.
“I have made many memories with Exeter Chiefs over the years, and now I’m excited to see what this next chapter in my career holds as part of a club with big goals.”
Ulster Head Coach, Dan McFarland is looking forward to working with Ewers.
“Dave has demonstrated over a terrific career at Exeter that he loves to carry ball, and is one of the top gainline winning forwards in the Premiership,” he said.
“His size, work rate, and skillset will dovetail nicely with our other back rows.
“We look forward to welcoming him to Ulster to add depth and further experience to our back row, as we remain firmly focussed on our ambitions as a squad.”