Exeter’s Kiwi prop Budgen reveals toughing try tribute

New Zealand veteran prop Chris Budgen who now plays for Exeter Chiefs has revealed that his try in Exeter’s 33-9 Premiership victory over Worcester was dedicated to his premature twin sons who died recently and were buried on Thursday.


The 39-year-old – whose try helped Exeter end a three game losing run -pointed to the sky after touching down and elucidated in why he had done so on Sunday.


“That was for the boys,” said Budgen.


“I told my wife (Tina) and my son (Dylan) that I would try and do something today.”


“We had the boys’ funerals on Thursday and the one promise I made was that I would try and score for them, so when I got that ball today there was no way I was going to stop.”


Victory for Exeter took them onto 20 points after eight matches, well away from the relegation zone.

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