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Stephen Moore signs with Brumbies

08/05/2008 04:38:53 PM Comments (0)

Wallabies and Queensland hooker Stephen Moore has opted to continue his Super 14 career with the Brumbies rather than the Western Force.

In a decision that is a major boost to the Canberra-based franchise, Moore said the Brumbies' attacking style and culture were major factors in the move.

The 25-year-old World Cup rake has played 20 Tests for Australia and 45 Super 14 games since debuting for the Reds at 20 in 2003.

He announced last month he was leaving the Reds to improve his game and enjoy more success in the competition but was initially expected to head west to the Force.

His imminent departure also comes after Queensland controversially signed Brumbies hooker Saia Faingaa.

"I've always enjoyed the Brumbies' style of rugby and I believe it will suit my game," he said.

"There is a strong focus on player development at the Brumbies and this was a great chance to continue my progress as part of a world-class rugby program.

"I've played a fair bit of rugby with guys like Stirling Mortlock, George Smith, Guy Shepherdson, Mark Chisholm and Stephen Hoiles at Wallabies level, and having the opportunity to play regular football with them at the Brumbies was very appealing."

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