Pat Phibbs hopes to make impression at Exeter Chiefs

Pat Phibbs
Phibbs has been training with Exeter for the past week

Exeter Chiefs scrum-half Pat Phibbs says he wants to make a big impression during his time at the club.

The 29-year-old Australian signed a short-term deal at Sandy Park last week as cover while Junior Poluleuligaga is at the World Cup with Samoa.

Phibbs hopes his performance in a reserve fixture on Monday and in training will impress coach Rob Baxter.

"I've got to train well and hopefully get a call up from Rob after that," he told BBC Radio Devon.

Phibbs joined the club from Super 15 side Brumbies, where he played alongside Australian scrum-half George Gregan.

"I had a year with Gregan - that's where I picked up my trade and learnt a lot of my skills," he said.

And he added that even if he did not win a full-time contract at the Chiefs, he would be looking for another club in the northern hemisphere.

"My plan is to stay in Europe for a while now. I'm going to have to put my best foot forward in training and in games if I get my opportunity."