Phil Dollman rugby player
Phil Dollman rugby player

Phil Dollman

15th May 1985 1.83m/90kg Fullback

Born in Caerphilly, Wales, Dollman is a utility back who can slot in across the backline but primarily operates at fullback or in the centre.

Having started his playing career featuring for his hometown club Caerphilly and then Bedwas, Dollman was signed by the Newport-Gwent Dragons and quickly made a name for himself at Rodney Parade.

After making his debut for the Dragons in 2007, he went onto feature 37 times in the Magners League for the Welsh region before he was brought to the Chiefs.

Dollman was Rob Baxter's first signing when he took charge of the Exeter Chiefs back in 2009, when they were in the Championship and the Welshman has played an integral role in the rise of the Devon club since his arrival.

He debuted for the Devon club in an away fixture at Moseley and has since gone on to play over 200 first team games for the Chiefs. Phil has played a key role in helping the Chiefs forge themselves as a force - not only in English rugby, but also that of European rugby.

Over the years Dollman has played predominantly at centre or at full-back, but he has been known on occasions to fill in at both fly-half and on the wing.

One of the few survivors of the Championship-winning side of 2010, Dollman's honours with the club include winning the Premiership title in 2017 and the LV= Cup in 2014.

Following Exeter's title win in 2017, Wales selected Dollman to be part of their tour to tackle Samoa and Fiji, but a knee injury sustained in the Premiership Final meant he was forced to withdraw from the squad.

The popular Welshman’s contract expired at the end of June 2020 but after discussions with Rob Baxter, he is now extending his career with the Devon outfit.

He is set to bring his professional career to an end following the conclusion of the 2019/2020 season.


Career

exeter Exeter Chiefs
Fullback
2009 - present
dreago Dragons
Outside Centre
2004 - 2009
wales Wales
Fullback
2017 - 2017