Exeter Chiefs boss Rob Baxter was delighted with the capture of
Wallabies star Dean Mumm who has penned a two-year deal at the club.
The south west outfit announced the signing on Monday, with the
28-year-old set to move to the English top flight from New South Wales Waratahs
after the conclusion of the current Super 15 season.
The 27-year-old made his
Waratahs’ debut back in 2004 and has won more than 30 caps for the Australia
He can also operate at flanker
but prefers to do his work in the boiler room, and Baxter feels he has
everything required to be a massive part of the club’s future over the next
couple of seasons.
“He’s a very good signing for us
and a very good player,” he told reporters. “He is a back five forward coming
into his physical prime.
“We’ve looked at lot at him and
we believe he has got a lot of ingredients that we want him to bring to the
Exeter finished eight in their
debut season in the Premiership but are currently fifth in the standings this
season with just one regular-season game to go.
Victory over Northampton at the
weekend would have guaranteed them a play-off berth but the 18-15 defeat means
they must now win at Saracens to have any chance of making the top four.
Despite the disappointment,
Baxter feels that it is testament to how far the club has come that top players
now want to come and ply their trade in Devon.
“Personally, I think it’s a great
credit to what the players have achieved this season, and where we are as a
club right now, that a guy of that standing wants to come and play his rugby
here in Exeter,” he added.
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