Exeter Chiefs sign lock Ollie Atkins from Edinburgh

Edinburgh lock forward Ollie Atkins
Ollie Atkins qualifies to play for Scotland through his father

Exeter Chiefs have signed Australian lock Ollie Atkins from Edinburgh to replace departing captain Dean Mumm.

The 26-year-old joined Edinburgh after leaving Super 15 side New South Wales Waratahs in 2013.

Exeter head coach Rob Baxter told BBC Radio Devon: "We've had a very, very good look at Ollie and he came highly recommended by Dean himself.

"He's a real 80-minute player, he enjoys working hard, and we feel we have recruited a very good player."

Mumm has announced he is returning to Australia play for the Waratahs in the hope of winning a place in his country's World Cup squad.

Baxter added: "We may also look for an additional back-rower to complement the squad we have."

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