Dave Dennis rugby player
Dave Dennis rugby player

Dave Dennis

10th Jan 1986 1.92m/113kg No 5 Lock

After being a bolter on the Wallabies 2009 Spring Tour, Dennis has gone on to feature in 30 of the HSBC Waratahs 31 Super Rugby matches in the past two seasons and in 2012, amassed 14 caps for Australia and rounded off the season by collecting the prestigious Players’ Player of the Year award.

Well-respected among his teammates, Dennis polled third in the previous year's Matthew Burke Cup voting behind Kurtley Beale and Tatafu Polota-Nau.

His strong form in 2011 saw him again selected in the Wallaby squad and while not a member of the final 30-man RWC 2011 squad, he was one of a select group of players to train-on throughout the Tournament. His reward was a place on the Spring Tour to the UK, where he started in non-cap XV that defeated the Barbarians by 60-11 at Twickenham.

Dennis played all his senior rugby for the Waratahs, including skippering the Aussie outfit, made his debut back in 2007 and notched up over 90 Super Rugby appearances for the club.

Dennis sealed his move to Exeter Chiefs for the 2016/17 season, having joined from NSW Waratahs. The all-action forward, is equally at home either at lock or in the back-row, has penned a three-year deal with the Premiership club. Dennis has been capped 18 times by the Wallabies and is another significant addition to the Chiefs ranks.

In a fantastic first year at the Chiefs, Dennis made 25 appearances in total, including featuring in the club’s Premiership Final victory over Wasps at Twickenham.

In March 2019, Rob Baxter confirmed Dennis had agreed a new two-year deal with the club and at the beginning of the 2019/20 season he had 64 appearances for the Chiefs


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