Muirhead signs on with Brumbies

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by Beth Newman

The Brumbies have moved to lock in 2017 bolter Andy Muirhead for another year.

Muirhead made his Brumbies debut in South Africa this year and also scored an impressive double against the Jaguares in Argentina.

The Queenslander said he wanted to take the step into a regular spot in 2018.

"It was fantastic to make my Super Rugby debut for the Brumbies in South Africa and then to come off the bench and get some good minutes under my belt in Argentina was amazing,” he said.

“To get on the field in Super Rugby was one of my main ambitions but now that I have had the opportunity I am aiming to get into the team on a regular basis.

“The boys here have been very welcoming and we have a fantastic team spirit that runs throughout the club.

"It’s a club that has been built on the foundations of that Brumbies culture and I am proud to be part of it and am looking forward to helping the club achieve their aims.”

Coach Stephen Larkham said Muirhead had made an immediate mark when joining the club in the preseason.

“Andy was invited to train with the main squad in the preseason period, when our Wallaby players were away," he said.

“He immediately impressed with the way he understood the game and the skill set that he brought.

“Andy has a knack for finding the try line, and always seems to create or make a line break when he’s out there training.

“I look forward to watching Andy develop further over the next twelve months within the Brumbies program.”

The Brumbies take on the Hurricanes on Friday night in their Super Rugby quarter-final, kicking off at 7:35pm AEST LIVE on FOX SPORTS and via RADIO.