Barrett seals Chiefs return
Scrum-half agrees two-year deal
By Tony Curtis - Twitter: @SkySportsTC. Last Updated: 22/03/11 1:07pm
Barrett: Joining Exeter
Exeter have agreed a deal to bring scrum-half Kevin Barrett back to Sandy Lane.
"I'm very excited about the move. I spent four very enjoyable years at the club and I'm looking forward to being a part of the Chiefs again. "
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The 30-year-old has spent the past two seasons with Aviva Premiership rivals Saracens after previously making 94 appearances for the Chiefs.
Barrett will now return to Exeter in the summer after signing a two-year deal - and the former Sevens star is relishing the move.
He said: "I'm very excited about the move. I spent four very enjoyable years at the club and I'm looking forward to being a part of the Chiefs again.
"I have gained a lot of experience from being at Saracens and from my time with the England Sevens. I am relishing the chance, however, to play for the Chiefs at Premiership level.
"It will be great to get the chance to play with some old faces. Plus I'm looking forward to meeting the new players who have helped bring the Chiefs to where they are now.
"Personally, I am very impressed at the way the Chiefs have adapted to Premiership life. However, I am not surprised at how well they have done. The club has an incredible work ethic and I always knew Exeter would thrive in the Premiership once they got their chance."
Exeter coach Rob Baxter believes Barrett will raring to go after making just 11 appearances for Saracens.
"He has still got an awful lot to prove and that is very important to us," added Baxter.
"He's been frustrated with the amount of game time he's had at Saracens, but we know he can train hard; we know he can do the conditioning work we do and we know he is a good character.
"We feel he is a player we can work with to keep improving. Half-backs are a massively important part of the team, everybody is aware of that, so to get those decisions right is very important."