Brumbies sign Henry Stowers ahead of Super Rugby finals

Thu, Apr 22, 2021, 10:55 PM
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
The Rebels host the Brumbies to close off Round Nine of Super Rugby AU.

The Brumbies have boosted their back-row, signing former Force flanker Henry Stowers as injury cover for the rest of the season.

Stowers answers the latest SOS sent out by the club after injuries to the likes of Tom Cusack and James Tucker, joining farmer-turned-flanker Will Miller as late inclusions for their forward pack.

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The 26-year-old, who played seven games for the Force in 2020, has been plying his trade in the Shute Shield for Hunter Wildfires before getting the call from Dan McKellar.

“It's been great so far in Canberra, the players have been really welcoming since I arrived," Stowers said in a statement.

"I've been in Newcastle with the Wildfires and got a phone call from Dan McKellar to see if I was able to travel down, so I jumped in the car and I'm here and it's a privilege.

"I've been focusing on training and trying to get myself match fit, being away from this level for sometime I'm just trying to keep up and hopefully I get a chance to don the jersey."

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Prior to his stint in Perth and the Hunter, Stowers was in New Zealand, playing for Wellington and Bay of Plenty in the ITM Cup.

McKellar was pleased to secure someone of Stowers' calibre ahead of their Qualifying Final on May 1.

“We're really thankful to be able to call on someone of Henry's experience at this stage of the competition," he added. "He's a player who knows what it takes at this level and he's come in really keen to learn and improve and be part of the Brumbies organisation."

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