Brumbies sign South African prospect

Super Rugby
by Sam Phillips

The Brumbies have poached a former Future Force prospect, with Mees Erasmus signing an EPS contract for 2018.

The South African born prop, who was raised in the remote region of Limopo, has been part of the Future Force program for the last two years, suffering injury struggles along the way.

The Brumbies have seen enough from the 23-year-old to take a chance and sign him to an EPS contract, having shown flashes of his ball carrying talent while playing at the World Club Tens.

"Mees is a highly rated young prop with a bright future ahead of him," Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said.

"He has an excellent skill-set, is a physical ball carrier and is very dynamic for a front-rower.Erasmus will join the Brumbies after spending two years with the Force. Photo: Getty Images"We have some top-class props at the Brumbies and Mees will be a good addition to our squad for the 2018 season."

Erasmus said he was looking forward to the next chapter of his career.

"I am really looking forward to teaming up with a great organisation like the Brumbies and I am excited to be coming to Canberra for the Super Rugby season," he said

"I would like to continue my progress as a player in Super Rugby and I am grateful to Dan McKellar and the Brumbies organisation for giving me the opportunity to come to the ACT and play.

"The Brumbies history is well known and I am looking to try and learn as much as I can from the experience with the ultimate goal of getting some minutes on the field in the Super Rugby competition."

The Brumbies will announce three more signings next week.