Brumbies have announced the signing of promising hooker Folau Fainga’a on an Extended Playing Squad, one-year, deal.
Fainga’a, who is no relation to former Brumbies trio Anthony, Saia and Colby, will team up with the Brumbies from his Sydney base where he has been impressing talent scouts with a string of fine performances.
Born in Paddington, New South Wales, Fainga’a was a member of the Australian under-20 team in 2015 and played for both the Sydney Stars and the NSW Country Eagles in the National Rugby Championships as well as starring for Sydney University in the Shute Shield.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Folau to the Brumbies and monitoring his progress as we feel he is a genuine talent with a lot to offer at the senior level,” Brumbies Head Coach Dan McKellar commented.
“Folau is a former Australian U20 hooker and his point of difference for me is that he is a dynamic and powerful player.