ABC radio news is reporting that Rocky Elsom (The Best Player In The World unless you think it’s Pierre Spies) has put pen to paper with the Brumbies after intense speculation.
If they also get James O’Connor anything less than a home final next year will be an intense disappointment.
UPDATE: The Brumbies’ media release is now available:
- CA Brumbies Head Coach Andy Friend says Elsom returns to Australia having enhanced his global reputation in the Northern Hemisphere.
“Rocky has played an integral role in any of his sides’ success over the past five years, whether it be the Waratahs, the Wallabies or Leinster,” he said. “He’s a very impressive athlete and he’s undoubtedly been the form player in Europe this season.
“He’s an immense physical presence on the field, he’s got incredible brute strength, he’s extremely agile for a big man and there aren’t too many players in world rugby who’d like to see Rocky Elsom charging at them. He consistently has an incredibly high work rate and offers some utility value across the back row.
“We’re very pleased to have Rocky joining us for 2010 and we’re excited to see what he will do in Brumbies colours.”