Brumbies fullback returns following six-year french shift

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Brumby number 143 Jesse Mogg has returned to the side for the next two seasons after six years playing in France.

The 32-year-old fullback has pulled on a Brumby jersey over 60 times spanning from 2012 to 2015 and debuted for the Wallabies against the British and Irish Lions in 2013.

Mogg spent three years at French club Montpellier, winning the European Challenge Cup in 2016 alongside Nic White before moving within the Top 14 League to Pau.

Mogg represented French Top 14 side Pau in the 2021 season. Photo: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP
Mogg represented French Top 14 side Pau in the 2021 season. Photo: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP

Mogg’s experience already adds to an extremely talented Brumbies backline joining the likes of Wallabies squad members Tom Banks, Andy Muirhead and Tom Wright who are all returning to the Brumbies for the 2022 season.

Upon returning to the nation's capital Mogg said: “I’m delighted to be returning home to Australia with the Brumbies."

“I’ve obviously kept an eye on how the team has been going since I’ve been away and I’ve been impressed with how they've continued to grow a strong culture and success on the field and I’m excited to be a part of the Brumbies again."

“Having a few familiar faces still at the club like Dan, Laurie and Whitey of course, will make it easier for me to transition back and I’m just really excited to rip into pre-season.”

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Although in camp with the Wallabies, Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar has kept a close eye on his squad stating his eagerness to see Mogg back in Brumbies' colours.

“We’re really excited to see Jesse back at the Brumbies,” said McKellar.

“He made a real impact on the club in his first stint and he returns as an experienced professional player who has played in some very big games, and that's something we feel will be a valuable addition to our group."

“He’s still very quick, has a huge boot, and we believe he will complement our outside backs over the next couple of years."

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