Exeter Chiefs: Phil Dollman signs new two-year contract

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport
Phil Dollman
Phil Dollman has made five appearances for Exeter this season

Exeter back Phil Dollman has signed a new two-year contract at Sandy Park.

The 29-year-old was Rob Baxter's first signing after he became head coach in 2009, moving to the Chiefs from Newport Gwent Dragons.

He was a member of the Exeter side that was promoted to the Premiership in 2010, and will play his 100th top-flight game this weekend.

"We're delighted he's staying around for a couple of years," Baxter told BBC Sport.

"He's got a very good ability not just to beat defenders, but he reads the game very well and is a very good footballer.

"On top of that he's probably got a tougher and more physical defence than a lot of people give him credit for."

A former Wales Under-18 international, Dollman can play at either full-back or centre and has scored 16 tries for Exeter since making his debut against Moseley in September 2009.

He said: "I feel that I've got a lot more to my game now than I did six years ago and that's got to be down to the set-up here, the coaches and the atmosphere of guys pushing each other."

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