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Plus500 Brumbies strengthen back stocks with Sapsford signing

Tue, 02/11/2021, 8:30 pm
ACT Brumbies Media
by ACT Brumbies Media
Photo: Getty
Photo: Getty

The Plus500 Brumbies are pleased to announce 26-year-old centre Ollie Sapsford will join the club until the end of the 2023 season.

Australian-qualified while born and raised in New Zealand, Sapsford has been playing with Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand’s National Provincial competition for the past three seasons, scoring a hat-trick of tries in their recent 40-31 victory over Manawatu.

Sapsford is comfortable in the midfield and on the wing.

Plus500 Brumbies centre Ollie Sapsford said: “I’m really excited to be joining the Brumbies.”

“Having the chance to play Super Rugby and to work in a program that has the reputation the Brumbies has was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.

“I’ve had a pretty different route to the top level but having these next two years to improve and show I belong is something I’m grateful for and I’m now just so keen to get to Canberra after the NPC is finished and to get to know the coaches and my teammates."

Plus500 Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar said: “Ollie will be a good addition to our group for at least these next couple of years.”

“He's a really good athlete and is really hungry to get his crack at Super Rugby level.

“He’s made the jump from club rugby to NPC well and we think with time in our program, he’s certainly got the talent to kick on further.

“The coaching staff are all looking forward to working with Ollie and from all accounts, he’s a good young man who’s excited to come over and make that Super Rugby dream a reality.”