The Brumbies have announced the signing of Western Force lock Richie Arnold, twin brother of current Brumbie Rory. He joins the Canberra based outfit on a two-year deal.
Richie, 27, notched up eight appearances for the Force this year and was at the forefront of Perth Spirits powerful forward play during this years NRC tournament. He stands at 6’10 along with his brother but is seven kilos heavier at 127kg, making him a powerful destructive force with ball in hand and on defence while also being a natural in the line-outs.
Brumbies head coach Dan McKeller was full of praise for their new signing, “we are very happy to have secured the signature of Richie for the Super Rugby season.”
“His physicality and set-piece work are the main strengths of his game and he offers us extra depth in that lock position.”
Arnold joins an already powerful setup at lock as he joins not only his brother but also Sam Carter and the newly capped international Blake Enever. Something he is looking forward to.
“It’s very exciting to be joining the Brumbies and linking up with Rory at such a fantastic club. Obviously, I have heard great things about the club from my brother.”
“I am now looking ahead to a new start in Canberra and am raring to get started.”
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