Dennis Wants To Make Australia Great Again

The Rugby Paper|May 31, 2020

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Dennis Wants To Make Australia Great Again
Exeter star Dave Dennis has outlined his ambition to help Australian Rugby Union regain its preeminence in the world game.
Neale Harvey

Weighed down by the Israel Folau scandal, a poor World Cup performance, dwindling Super Rugby crowds, rampant debt, COVID-19 and governance issues that recently forced the resignation of CEO Raelene Castle, Australia’s Rugby Union is in crisis.

Concerned former Wallabies point to neglect of the grassroots game – a feeling shared by 18-cap back-rower Dennis as he approaches the final year of his contract at Chiefs.

Dennis, 34, told The Rugby Paper: “You’re obviously concerned. I’ve kept a close eye on things since being over here and while I’ve enjoyed my time at Chiefs, ultimately my heart lies in Australian rugby and part of me wants to get back there and help.

“A lot of players have that desire and, as a former Wallaby myself, you just want to see the game prosper and be back to the golden years of the Nineties and mid-Noughties.

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May 31, 2020