Brumbies snap up prop from rivals
TRANSFER NEWS: Brumbies announced the signing of prop forward Shambeckler Vui for the 2020 Super Rugby season.
The former Junior Wallaby signs with Australia’s most successful Super Rugby club after spending the past two seasons with the Waratahs.
A supreme talent, the 22-year-old made his Super Rugby debut in 2017 as a 19-year-old with the Western Force before making the move to Sydney.
Known for his athleticism and ball carrying, Vui has excelled at every level from Junior Wallabies to the NRC and hopes the move to Canberra will be the next step on his journey up the professional ladder.
“I’m so happy and grateful to have signed for the Brumbies,“ Vui said.
“Having spoken to Dan [McKellar, Brumbies Head Coach] and with the reputation the Brumbies have for getting the best out of players, I’m sure this is the best place for me to be at this stage of my career.
“Working with Laurie Fisher and training against Scott Sio and James Slipper, that’s something I’m really excited about and I just can’t wait to get down to Canberra and get going.”
Vui will join the Brumbies for pre-season in November, adding to the club’s stock of local young front rowers Tom Ross and Harry Lloyd.
“Sham is a talented footballer, and someone who has already played at the professional level, so we’re excited for him to be joining our group,” McKellar said.
“He’s a big man, strong and very athletic for a prop.
“If he works hard on developing all areas of his game and dedicates himself to learning our way of playing, he’ll give himself a chance of playing Super Rugby in 2020.
“We pride ourselves at this club on developing our players and getting the best out of each and every one of them. We look forward to working closely with Sham to ensure this trend continues.”
— Plus500 Brumbies (@BrumbiesRugby) September 14, 2019