The Brumbies have signed Scarlets back-rower Ed Kennedy for the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific season.
The deal brings the 26-year-old back home after making his debut for the Welsh club in 2019.
Having filled in at lock and blindside flanker, the Goulburn-born Kennedy was excited by the prospect of playing for his boyhood club.
“It’s a dream come true to be coming home to Australia to join the Brumbies," he said in a statement.
“Growing up in Goulburn, my family and I were massive fans of the club so to have this opportunity after three great years in Wales is amazing and one I’m very grateful for.
“Speaking to Dan and Laurie around the culture at the club and the role I can play for the team, I’m just so excited for this opportunity and I can’t wait to get going in preseason.”
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Brumbies coach Dan McKellar believes Kennedy will bring some valuable experience and versatility to a pack that was struck down with injuries across the 2021 season.
“Ed will be a great addition to our squad for this upcoming season," he added.
“Ed’s a valuable type of player, good at lineout, dynamic around the park with the ability to play both blindside flanker and at lock, and with his age and experience, he’s physically mature and ready to go.
“Being from Goulburn, Ed grew up supporting the Brumbies and as a club we're excited to see him push his case for an opportunity to pull on the jersey next year.”