Brumbies Rugby statement on Danny Buderus

Danny Buderus has discovered it will not be possible for him to work with the University of Canberra Brumbies in preparation for the 2013 Super Rugby season following an NRL decision which blocked his consultancy role on Thursday.

Buderus had been recruited by the University of Canberra Brumbies as a Collision Coach, which would involve one day a week up until the start of the NRL season.

University of Canberra Brumbies Head Coach Jake White said he wished the former Kangaroos and NSW Origin skipper the best in his future endeavours.

“It would have been great to have Danny involved with the Brumbies moving towards the 2013 Super Rugby season but it appears that isn’t going to be possible,” White said.

“It was not the Brumbies intensions to cause any harm or disruption to the NRL. I admire Danny’s skill set and his professionalism and the Brumbies were excited by the thought of involving him in our program. I wish Danny and the Newcastle Knights all the best for 2013.

“One thing I’ve found in Australia is that cross-code sharing and the Australian way of performing on the highest level has been stimulating for me as a professional coach. These consultancy roles are something we will be looking at over the next couple of years.”  

This is the only comment the club will make in regards to the Buderus issue.