Malone hails Dennis signing

Date published: July 3 2016

Former Exeter fly-half Chris Malone believes the club has recruited perfectly in signing versatile forward Dave Dennis for the upcoming campaign.

Malone, who starred for the Chiefs in 2001 and played alongside now coach Rob Baxter, has gone on to work for the Waratahs in Super Rugby.

And he admits to keeping a close eye on his former side and thinks that Dennis will suit Sandy Park as Exeter look to continue to improve.

"If you could pick one person playing Super Rugby in Australia right now that is the best in terms of that cultural fit for Exeter and what he will add to that environment, it would be big Dave Dennis," Malone told the Chiefs website.

"I am really pleased for Exeter, but disappointed in a sense that he is leaving us because he is a massive part of what we do here culturally, but it is an awesome opportunity for him and I am glad he is going to such a good club.

"I don’t know Greg so well, only through my dealings with the Wallabies, but he comes across to me as just a salt-of-the-earth guy. There are no airs or graces about him, he just gets on with his job and he is a wonderful bloke to have around the team, and he is also probably playing the best footie of his career right now, too."