Verity-Amm makes his move

Super Rugby
by Sam Phillips

Another former Force player is making the move east, with promising outside back James Verity-Amm joining the Brumbies.

The Force had big wraps on the South African born winger, who memorably scored one of the tries of the Super Rugby season in his team's loss to the Sharks this year.

He has a sharp turn of foot and will be a welcome addition to a Brumbies side that always seems to make the most of talents like the 23-year-old, who never quite got a full crack at the big time through his time in Perth.

"We are very happy that James has decided to join the Brumbies for the 2018 season and are sure he will settle in well in Canberra," Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said.Verity-Amm is a promising talent. Photo: Getty Images"We have seen James play in Super Rugby last season and he showed during his time with the Force that he is a handful on attack.

"He possesses genuine pace, excellent footwork and is a very skillful player, always looking for work.

"James’ signing gives us good depth in the back-line and he is a promising young talent."

Verity-Amm is a born and bred South African, having been schooled in the Western Cape and graduating through the UWC's Varsity Cup side before making the move to Perth in 2016.

He showed glimpses of brilliance this year in accumulating eight caps and the one year contract is reward for those promising signs.Verity-Amm will provide some depth to the Brumbies' outside back stocks. Photo: Getty Images"It was a pretty easy decision, to be honest," Verity-Amm told reporters on Monday.

"With everything that happened at the Force, to get the opportunity to come here - it's an awesome place to play rugby and they're always really competitive - it was an easy decision to come over here.

"I sort of had an option at the Rebels but as soon as the Brumbies came through I was really quick to take it."