Brumbies have announced the signing of lock Richie Arnold, twin brother of Rory, on a two-year deal that will keep him with the side until the end of the 2019 Super Rugby season.
Arnold made his Super Rugby debut in 2017 for the Force, showing great physicality and set-piece ability in seven appearances for the side.
“We are very happy to have secured the signature of Richie for the Super Rugby season,” said Brumbies Head Coach Dan McKellar.
“He has developed nicely over the last couple of years in the Force program. His physicality and set-piece work are the main strengths of his game and he offers us extra depth in that lock position.
“Richie enjoyed a standout National Rugby Championship with the Perth Spirit and will be a great addition to the squad.”
Standing at an imposing 208cm tall, Arnold began playing with local club the Murwillumbah Bananas before moving north to play with Bond University in the Queensland Premier Grade competition.
Arnold was quickly picked up by Queensland Country for the 2015 National Rugby Championship. Despite mixed results as a team Arnold personally impressed in limited action, being rewarded with a Super Rugby contract by the Western Force for the 2016 season.