Mumm’s the word for Exeter Chiefs

Updated: April 23, 2012

As an impressive season for Exeter Chiefs draws to a close, the Chiefs have already set about strengthening their side in a bid to improve next season. With one eye surely on next seasons Heineken Cup competition Exeter Chiefs have signed New South Wales Waratahs lock Dean Mumm.

According to BBC Sport the twenty-seven year old Mumm has signed a two year deal with the Devon based team and has made thirty-three appearances for his country. Rob Baxter has clearly sent out a message of intent with this singing in the wake of their 18-15 defeat to Northampton Saints yesterday.

Exeter have been eyeing second row targets for a while since ex-Bath lock Peter Short retired after struggling to recover from a broken leg. It is a great credit to how far Baxter has taken the Chiefs when they can attract international players from the southern hemisphere with proven quality.

Next season looks set to be another exciting one for Exeter as they look to compete with Europe’s elite and challenge for a shot at the Premiership title and the Wallabies lock will certainly add the experience and quality needed to do that.

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