Fly-half boost for Chiefs

Blues ace Dorrian set for summer switch to Sandy Park

By Tony Curtis - Twitter: @SkySportsTC.   Last Updated: 29/03/11 3:50pm

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Dorrian: Premiership chance

Dorrian: Premiership chance

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Exeter Chiefs have moved to fill the void left by Ryan Davis' departure by signing Myles Dorrian from Bedford Blues.

"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."
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With Davis set to move to Wasps in the summer, the Chiefs had been in the market for cover for the No.10 jersey.

And after weeks assessing different options, coach Rob Baxter has opted to recruit Australia-born fly-half Dorrian.

The 28-year-old, who previously played for Coventry, has scored 194 points for the Blues.

And Dorrian is now relishing the chance to make the step up to the Aviva Premiership.

"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," said Dorrian. "I'm looking forward to battling for the No.10 shirt.

Challenge

"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."

Baxter believes Dorrian can become an established Premiership player after surviving an apprenticeship in the Championship.

"Everybody is well aware that after Ryan's decision to move to Wasps, we were in the market for a new No.10 at the club," said Baxter.

"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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