The Plus500 Brumbies are delighted to announce Brumby #233, tighthead prop Sefo Kautai has signed with the club for the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific season.
Kautai initially joined the Brumbies as injury cover in March of 2021, making the first of his five appearances to date against the Western Force just days after landing in Canberra.
The 25-year-old former Junior All-Black previously played Super Rugby with the Chiefs and is currently with Waikato in New Zealand provincial competition.
Plus500 Brumbies tighthead prop, Sefo Kautai said: "I'm really pleased to be coming back to Canberra with the Brumbies."
"I didn't know what to expect when I came in last season, but the club were just so welcoming to me, and I loved every minute of it.
"Working with our coaches, the experienced front-rowers we have has been great for me and my game and I'm just looking forward to getting back to the Brumbies for preseason and doing my best for the club."
Plus500 Brumbies head coach, Dan McKellar said: "We were really impressed with Sefo last year, so we're delighted we'll have him back again this season."
"Given he had no preseason with us, had a mountain of detail thrown at him, we thought he did exceptionally well and with his age profile, we think he's someone who can grow with us.
"Tighthead props aren't exactly easy to find so to have Allan, Rossy and Sefo gives us tremendous depth in a position which you need to be strong at any level of the game, and I'm excited to see how good Sefo can be with a preseason under his belt."