Western Force announce signing of Brumbies prop Harry Lloyd

Thu, 22/07/2021, 03:37 am
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
Harry Lloyd returns to the Western Force. Photo: Getty Images

The Western Force have announced prop Harry Lloyd will return to the club for 2022.

Lloyd, who played in WA in 2018-19, broke into the Brumbies side over the past two years, helping them to consecutive Super Rugby AU Finals.

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The 26-year-old returns to the Force, where he played 24 games for the club, full of confidence and experience after his stint in the nation's capital.

“It’s incredible. I really enjoyed my time at the Force in 2018 and 2019 and it was a very difficult decision to leave in the first place, so I’m looking forward to being back amongst a club with such a great history, dedicated group of people, and passionate supporters,” Lloyd said.

“I’m a much better player than when I was last at the Force. There’s a lot of experienced players at the club and I want to help build on the foundations that have been set the last two seasons in Super Rugby. “I can’t wait to be a part of the tight-knit squad and contribute to the club growing after the success they achieved this year.”

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Lloyd joins an impressive squad, which has already secured the likes of Izack Rodda and Crusaders flyer Manasa Mataele.

He also adds to the Brumbies contingency heading west, including Bailey Kuenzle, Reesjan Pasitoa and Reece Tapine.

Head coach Tim Sampson was delighted to have Lloyd return to the 'Sea of Blue', confident he can add much-needed experience to their front-row after the retirements of Kieran Longbottom and Chris Heiberg.

“He’s a really strong clubman that brings further Super Rugby experience to the squad. It’s exciting to have him return to WA,” Sampson explained.

“He is very technically talented in the scrum and he’s very mobile, which is so important for modern-day props.”

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