7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Having arrived in Exeter in November 2010 following playing commitments back home, Shoemark has quickly settled to life in English rugby's top flight, consistently producing impressive displays in the Exeter midfield.
His undoubted quality, as well as his leadership skills, have made him a popular figure amongst the Chiefs ranks and his decision to extend his stay with the club has been welcomed not only by head coach Rob Baxter, but the club's ever-growing support base.
"I'm really pleased to have signed on for another two years," said Shoemark. "Obviously things are going well on the field right now and my partner (Vanessa) and my children have really settled in well, so that all helps when it comes to make decisions like this.
"As I said, the club is in a good place at the moment and you can see they are putting in some really good foundations for the future. It's exciting times for the Chiefs and I want to be part of that."
With both Shoemark and Tui on board for the next two years, as well as a number of the current squad already penned in for next season at least, the future of the Chiefs is certainly looking in good shape.