NAME: Dean Mumm
BIRTHPLACE: Auckland, New Zealand
HEIGHT: 6’5 / 1.94m
WEIGHT: 17st 1lb / 109kg
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Waratahs, Sydney University
HONOURS: Australia, Barbarians
DEBUT: v Harlequins (H), Aviva Premiership, 6/10/12
After eight years playing Super Rugby for the Sydney-based Waratahs, Dean Mumm was certainly Exeter’s high-profile capture ahead of the 2012/13 season.
The Australian international, who has 33 caps to his name, was one of eight signings brought into the Devon club by head coach Rob Baxter as he looked to strengthen his squad for both the rigours of the Aviva Premiership and the Heineken Cup.
From the outset the class of Mumm – who can play either in the second row or back row – was clear to see and he quickly established himself as a firm fans’ favourite at Sandy Park with some impressive on-field displays.
Having initially cut his rugby teeth at the King’s School in Sydney, Mumm would later go onto feature for the New South Wales Waratah Academy and the University of Sydney, the latter of whom he twice helped win the Tooheys New Cup.
He debuted for the NSW Waratahs against Salta on their 2004 Argentine rugby tour and made his Super Rugby debut against the Lions in Johannesburg in 2007. For the next five years Mumm firmly established himself as a regular starter for the Waratahs, as well as making his mark on the international scene with the Wallabies.
Keen for a new challenge overseas, Mumm was quickly recruited by the Chiefs where in an impressive first season he was called up by the world famous Barbarians to tackle both England at Twickenham and the British & Irish Lions in Hong Kong.
He will for the 2013/14 season take on the role of captain of the Chiefs, taking over from fellow lock Tom Hayes.
SPONSOR: Burts Crisps