Brumbies poach Will Miller to fill Pocock void

Super Rugby
by staff

The Brumbies have announced the recruit they hope will fill the void of dynamic on-ball flanker David Pocock.

Twenty-six-year-old Will Miller will join the Brumbies on a two-year deal after two seasons with the Waratahs.

Miller rose into Super Rugby in 2017, initially for the Rebels, after outstanding form leading Norths to a Shute Shield premiership.

After moving back to his home state, Miller has since played 34 Super Rugby matches but with Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper holding a long-term tenancy on the NSW no.7, Miller jumped at the chance to move to Canberra.

“With the departure of David Pocock, we wanted to bring in a backrower who has an on-ball presence and Will certainly will bring that,” Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar said in a release.

“He is a very skilful player and a good link between the backs and forwards. He has the ability to play on an edge and he can be very creative in attack.

“Will has played a lot of rugby over the past few years and he’s played a significant role in the development of his club side Norths, helping them to a Premiership in the Shute Shield in 2016.

“He’s a good country boy who’s worked hard at club rugby to get his opportunity at Super Rugby level and has proven that he belongs at this level.”

Miller, who is from a dairy farming family in Berry, said he was keen to join the Australian conference champions.

“I’m really excited to get down to Canberra and rip in,” Miller said in a Brumbies release. 

“The Brumbies have had a spectacular year in 2019, and I look forward to helping build on that moving forward.