07 Sep Plus500 Brumbies Snap Up Douglas
The Plus500 Brumbies are pleased to announce the signing of Murray Douglas for the 2019 and 2020 Super Rugby seasons.
A Scottish-born lock or flanker, Douglas arrives at the Brumbies having played a major role in the Hurricanes run to the semi-finals of the competition last year having made seven appearances and becoming a go-to player off the bench for the Wellington franchise.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to join the Brumbies for the next two seasons, a club which has a rich history in Super Rugby and is renowned for producing some of Australia’s most talented rugby players,” Douglas said of his signing.
“I can’t wait to link up with the team at preseason to start the hard work and look forward to settling into life in Canberra.”
The combative Douglas began his Super Rugby career in Melbourne with the Rebels making three appearances for the Victorian club in 2017 following his debut against the Chiefs.
Comfortable with ball in hand, Douglas likes to take the game to the opposition and is a physical presence in, and around, the breakdown. At 1.98m and 115kg Douglas, who counts Edinburgh and Melbourne Rising amongst his former clubs, adds considerable height and bulk to the line-out and is an effective option at the set-piece.
“Murray is an experienced player, having spent some time in Melbourne and playing in the Mitre 10 Cup for Northland where he played really well, and he has also spent some time with the Hurricanes,” Plus500 Brumbies Head Coach Dan McKellar commented.
“He has the ability to cover six, as well as lock, and gives us that bit of experience to add to the group. We have good back-rowers and four really good locks and Murray will add to that as well. Having that versatility certainly makes him an attractive player and gives good coverage to the squad.
“He has a very good work-rate and is a physical player, who has a good turn of speed, which allows him to play in the back-row. You do you research and background on these players and one thing that is often mentioned is his attitude and work ethic, which is what we want at the Brumbies.”
You can sign up for the Brumbies 2019 season, just like Murray, by purchasing a Plus500 Brumbies Membership. Full details available at the Brumbies website on www.brumbies.com.au.