Brumbies bring in Sunwolves lock to help cope with loss of half-centurion
The Brumbies have announced that versatile forward Ben Hyne has returned for a second stint in Canberra.
Hyne made his Super Rugby debut for the Brumbies back in 2016 with serious injuries resulting in him playing five matches for the club before departing at the end of 2019.
The 25-year-old joined the Sunwolves before the COVID-19 pandemic and has returned to the Brumbies after it was announced the Japanese-based team were unable to compete in the new Super Rugby AU competition due to international travel restrictions.
Hyne’s return comes after lock Cadeyrn Neville had ankle surgery during the shutdown period, which will keep him sidelined for the start of the revamped competition, with Hyne’s versatility as in the second row or as a loose forward, a valuable asset to the team.
Plus500 Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said: “We’re super excited to have Ben back at the Plus500 Brumbies.”
“He’s a really well-liked and respected member of the group and was playing some really great footy for the Sunwolves before the competition was suspended.
“Unfortunately Cadeyrn will miss the start of the new competition but we’re confident Hyney will be able to help fill the role.
“Ben’s had to deal with a number of serious injuries early on in his career but the resilience he’s shown is something we value at the Brumbies and we’re looking forward to having him contribute once again to our team.”
– Brumbies Rugby
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So much invested in this guy and so much to learn. Is this how we choose ABs now? Not the best in his position and probably not in the top 5 yet we hear so much about him. If he was going to have returned to Rugby succrssfully, he shoukd have 1. Returned 2 or.3 yrs earlier 2. Stuck at what he was good at in his earlier rugby and in his league stint as a stepping fullback. No place for projects in an AB jumper.Go to comments