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Brumbies' Henry Speight is on the move again, but this time he is staying in Australia

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Brumbies' Henry Speight is joining Australian rivals, the Reds (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

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Brumbies have confirmed that wing Henry Speight will leave the club at the conclusion of the 2019 Super Rugby season to move to the Queensland Reds.

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Speight has been a hugely influential member of the club since making his debut in 2011 against the Chiefs in Canberra, crossing for his first try in Brumbies colours a week later, against the Rebels in Melbourne.

Since then Speight, who has also claimed 19 caps for Australia and scored four tries, has moved onto 45 tries for the club in 119 appearances in becoming one of the finest wings of his generation and becoming a fans-favourite in the process.

“I will be forever grateful for the Brumbies for giving me the chance to play Super Rugby at a club with an unbelievable culture and strong history,” said Speight about the move to Brisbane.

“The Canberra community as well has been fantastic to me and has given me so many memories inside and outside of rugby. The Gungahlin Eagles, Lifeline Canberra and the Fijian community here in Canberra are just a few examples of what has made my career with the Brumbies so special.

“Whilst I have many memories of amazing away victories, there is nothing better than playing for the Brumbies in a win at GIO Stadium. The Brumbies fans will always hold a special place in my heart.

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“I will never forget the kids in who shouted to me when I was on the wing when the ball was on the other side of the field and for those who waited in the middle of winter for an autograph and a chat.”

Last capped in 2017, the 31-year-old has a taste of life away from the Brumbies in 2018 when he turned out a dozen times for Ulster in the Champions Cup and PRO14. He has made 11 appearances for the Brumbies since his return.  

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