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Exeter number eight shown yellow against Glasgow

BY Philip Bendon  ·  Saturday Jan 13, 2024

Exeter Chiefs number Greg Fisilau is one of the most exciting names in English Rugby in 2024.

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As England head coach Steve Borthwick begins a new era in English Rugby with several long-serving top performers either retired or nearing the end of their playing days, the influx of young English talent presents a promising future.

Fisilau, the son of former Tongan international Kenni, looks like a real option as a hard-carrying number eight option for the base of the English scrum.

Defensively, the 20-year-old has been a strong performer in the Premiership and Investec Champions Cup.

Currently in the midst of a tight battle with the Glasgow Warriors, Fisilau was on the wrong side of referee Pierre Brousset for a tackle on Glasgow Warriors flyhalf Duncan Weir.

Adjudging that Weir had dipped and that Fisilau had bent at the hips, the referee mitigated the offence down from a potential red card to a yellow.

Glasgow currently leads 10 – 0 with just over two minutes to play in the first half.

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