Brumbies re-sign Hyne

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by Beth Newman

They sntached him from Queensland two years ago and the Brumbies have moved to keep backrower Ben Hyne in Canberra for one more year.

Hyne was a standout for Brisbane City in the 2015 NRC, and the Brumbies brought him to Canberra to train with them preseason, before signing him to a full-time contract.

The 23-year-old has played just five games for the Brumbies, since his 2016 debut against Queensland, but Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said Hyne was showing plenty of improvement.

“2018 will be Ben's third season in our program,” he said.

“Over the last two years we have seen huge development in his game and we feel that if Ben continues to work hard he will be pushing for selection every week.Ben Hyne is locked in to the Brumbies. Photo: Getty Images

“He has the ability and the potential to make a real mark at the top level of the game.

 

“Ben is a very good defender, is a genuine line-out option and possesses a high work rate. All excellent attributes that he has shown at club and NRC level.

"The challenge for Ben in 2018 is to transfer those strong areas of his game to Super Rugby on a consistent basis.

“Knowing the attitude and application that Hyney has towards his game we are really excited about what the future holds for him at the Brumbies. 

Hyne said he was glad he made the move.

“I made the decision to come to Canberra after playing with Brisbane City in the NRC in 2015 and haven’t looked back since day one,” he said.

“It’s an amazing club and a great city to live in."

“The Brumbies, and their supporters, have made me feel very much at home since I arrived here and I'm looking forward to continuing to develop professionally and personally with the new Brumbies staff and squad in 2018.”

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