Cordero is making his mark

05 February 2018 05:52:57 EST

Exeter Chiefs coach Ricky Pellow is delighted with the impact of Santiago Cordero and expects the Argentina international to get better as he adjusts to their playing style.

The wing joined on a deal until the end of the season last week and impressed on debut as the West Countrymen qualified for the Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-finals following a 43-20 triumph over Saracens.

Although Cordero did not get on the scoresheet, the Argentinean impressed with his pace and footwork and Pellow is excited about what the 24-year-old can offer.

"He's very, very dangerous with ball in hand," he said. "You could see in that last period, that last period when we needed to get points he was dangerous and making breaks.

"It will take him a little bit of time to settle into our structure but you can see what he's going to offer when he's up and running."

Pellow was also pleased with how the rest of the team performed after they defeated Sarries at the weekend to claim a home semi-final ahead of Newcastle Falcons.

He added: "I was very proud of this group of players. It shows the character that we've got, not only in our squad but in that group over the Anglo-Welsh block, where we've been able to fight for everything.

"The way we got the try at the end to go above Newcastle was outstanding and I was very, very proud of the guys.

"Our mindset didn't change, we knew we had to go after tries. Saracens made us really fight for everything but the first thing was actually getting the win and we had to battle really hard to pull away from them."

The Chiefs are 13/10 to win the Aviva Premiership Grand Final again this season, with Wasps 7/1 and Saracens 8/13.

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