Super Rugby Spotlight: Brumbies primed for 2018 success after return of star duo

FINALISTS for the last two years, the Brumbies have subsequently been knocked out in the first round of the Super Rugby playoffs by New Zealand franchises.

But after limping through to the finals last year, there’s a fresh and revitalised look about the Brumbies in 2018.

Former coach Stephen Larkham has joined the Wallabies full-time as an assistant which has seen his former right hand man Dan McKellar elevated to the Brumbies’ head coaching role.

The former Queensland prop might be a rookie head coach, but he’s assembled an impressive team around him with forwards specialist Laurie Fisher returning after three years at Gloucester and former Waratah Peter Hewat joining as the club’s backs coach.

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