The Brumbies have tweeted that legendary number 7 George Smith is getting back on the bandwagon:
George Smith is coming back to where it all began! Exciting news for Brumbies fans everywhere! #neigh
— Brumbies Rugby (@BrumbiesRugby) February 25, 2013
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Rugby Heaven had the news a few minutes ago:
Smith is contracted with Suntory Sungoliath, but the Japanese club has allowed the former Brumbies No.7 to rejoin his old club on an initial 12-week contract.
Suntory’s season finished on Sunday and the players don’t start pre-season training until June.
With backrower Ita Vaea ruled out for the season due to a heart condition, the Brumbies looked for cover for the big No.8 and hatched a cunning plan – the return of one of the club’s favourite sons.
Brumbies back coach Stephen Larkham confirmed the loss of Vaea was the reason behind Smith’s signing.