Earlier in the week we heard that Clyde Rathbone was back training with the Brumbies.
Today the team has announced the former star back has signed a contract to play in 2013.
“It’s a new challenge for me to be in this position and to have another shot at playing professional rugby with the Brumbies,” Rathbone said.
“The Brumbies rugby program is in outstanding shape. The coaching and conditioning staff are some of the best in the business and it’s easy to see why the team was so fit and cohesive in 2012.
“I’m not coming back to make up the numbers. Like all the players here I’ve got goals and objectives, I want to meet those targets in 2013 and contribute to this team.”
Rathbone has plenty of big game experience having been part of the Brumbies last finals appearance in 2004 when the ACT based side won the Super 12 tournament at Canberra Stadium.
Since retiring in 2009, Rathbone has returned to peak fitness and recently posted some impressive times and results in testing with Brumbies Strength and Conditioning Coach, Dean Benton.