Aviva Premiership
Exeter sign Tongan hooker Elvis Taione
ESPN Staff
May 2, 2014
Elvis Taione in action earlier this season for Jersey against Plymouth Albion © Getty Images

Exeter Chiefs have signed Tongan hooker Elvis Taione from Championship side Jersey.

Taione joined Jersey last year and has helped them avoid relegation in two successive seasons. The hooker has 10 caps to his name, last appearing for Tonga in their 17-7 defeat by Wales in November last year.

Jersey head coach Harvey Biljon told the BBC: "He's making the step up to the Premiership. It's a fantastic achievement by Elvis and he's put in the hard work."

Taione's arrival will bolster Exeter's options in the front-row after hooker Chris Whitehead was forced to retire in March after a serious neck injury.

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