Higgins raring to go

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Last Updated: 02/07/10 10:31am

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Higgins: Ambitions

Higgins: Ambitions

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Andrew Higgins has admitted he has unfinished business following his move to Exeter Chiefs.

"I had been living in Paris and I had a fantastic time but I felt I could not end my career in the way it had finished. I wanted to come back and give it my best shot."
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The former Bath centre opted to quit the game after he was handed a nine-month ban - along with Alex Crockett and Michael Lipman - for missing two drugs test.

Higgins had moved to Paris and was running a restaurant when he was contacted by the Chiefs.

And having met coach Rob Baxter and looked around the Sandy Park set-up, he had no hesitation in accepting the chance for another crack at rugby union - even though Exeter had yet to secure a place in the Premiership.

"I have nothing to prove to myself but I want to give myself the best opportunity and to have the best season of my life," he said.

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"I came over before the final match and spoke to Rob (Baxter, head coach) and Chiefs seemed like a good set-up. They have been doing some good stuff here. It is a very professional outfit and it felt natural to come on board.

"I had been living in Paris and I had a fantastic time but I felt I could not end my career in the way it had finished. I wanted to come back and give it my best shot."

Exeter are the clear favourites with the bookies to drop back into the Championship, however Higgins insists the players are not focusing on survival.

"It's always a tough season for any side moving up," said Higgins.

"We have had a meeting and it's not a question of trying to survive, we are going to go out to play."

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