Baxter: Kimlin can shine
Exeter boss expecting new recruit to make a big impact
Last Updated: 13/10/10 8:17am
Kimlin: Tipped to shine
Exeter coach Rob Baxter believes new recruit Peter Kimlin can make a big impact at Sandy Park.
The Australia international has agreed to join the Chiefs on a three-month loan deal from the Brumbies - with Kimlin set to bolster Baxter's options in the second row and back row.
Kimlin, who has been capped twice by Australia, has been playing for Eastern Suburbs after finally returning to action after a year out with a serious shoulder injury.
And although the 25-year-old has only joined on a short-term deal, Baxter is confident Kimlin will quickly adapt to life in the Premiership.
"To be fair, we've signed a guy who wants to play immediately - and that's a great scenario to be in," said Baxter.
"He is a big physical specimen; he's athletic, tall and he's just what you need in the modern game. But like anyone who comes into the squad, he will to get his head down and get the work done.
"We were a good team last year and we've prove to be useful this year. Like anyone in the squad, he will have to play well and prove his worth.
"I'm pretty confident he will do that and when he gets his opportunity, I want him to show he is a decent player. As I said, I'm glad he's here because he will add something, but we've still got to see him out on the paddock to see that first."