Chiefs swoop for Bedford's Dorrian
March 29, 2011
Exeter chiefs boss Rob Baxter has strengthed his squad with the addition of Myles Dorrian © Getty Images
Exeter Chiefs have confirmed the signing of Myles Dorrian from Championship outfit Bedford Blues as a replacement for the outgoing Ryan Davis.
The Australian-born fly-half will compete with Gareth Steenson for the No.10 jersey next season with Davis set to join Lonon Wasps at the end of the end of the current campaign.
"It is every rugby players dream to play at the highest level and to make the move to Exeter will be a real test for me," Dorrian said. "Playing at Goldington Road has been fantastic and I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my time with the players and coaches. I have developed as a player and my all-round game is far better than it was two years ago and I am now looking forward to another new challenge."
Exeter boss Rob Baxter is delighted at having been able to secure the services of a player he is very familiar with.
"Everybody is well aware that after Ryan's decision to move to Wasps, we were in the market for a new number ten at the club," he said. "We know all about Myles from our days in the Championship and we've continued to keep an eye on him this season.
"He's an exciting player; he's got good hands and he can goal-kick as well. I know he's probably not kicked a huge amount at Bedford because they have James Pritchard there, but he is a more than capable goal-kicker and I'm sure he will fit in very well to the set-up here at Exeter.
"As I said, we've come across him quite a bit in the past and we've monitored him closely this season. He's served what I would call a good apprenticeship in the Championship, which is a good division, but now we feel he is ready to make that next step up."
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