Brumbies pick up Peni

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:10
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TRANSFER NEWS: Brumbies have signed former Wests Tigers and Western Force wing Chance Peni on a two-year deal for the 2018 Super Rugby season.

Born in Invercargill in New Zealand, Peni moved with his family to Perth at a young age. The 24-year old played both Rugby League and the Rugby Union growing up before moving to Newcastle and signing with the NRL's Newcastle Knights.
 
After two years with the Knights junior teams, Peni signed a two-year contract with the Wests Tigers where he played mostly with the side’s NSW Cup team.
 
In late 2016 Peni decided to return home to Perth and take up a contract with the Western Force under new Head Coach Dave Wessels.
 
A skilful wing with silky skills and electric pace, Peni dominated the early rounds of Super Rugby in 2017, scoring a highlight reel of tries and proving he had a bright future in the 15-man game.
 
A shoulder injury prematurely ended the speedster’s season but he returned at the beginning of the National Rugby Championship with the Perth Spirit.
 
Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar said he was excited to add Peni’s attacking X-factor to the Brumbies backline.
 
"Chance is a very talented player and he offers that spark in attack and has a natural ability to find the try-line that is vital for every team in Super Rugby," McKellar said of the arrival of the former Force man.
 
"He took to Super Rugby very well last season in Western Australia having made the switch from Rugby League and was a constant threat to opposition's defence when on the attack.
 
"We are confident that Chance will become an important part of the Brumbies squad in 2018 and we welcome him to the club,"
 
Peni said he was ecstatic to be linking up with the Brumbies in 2018.

"It’s a very exciting opportunity for me to join the Brumbies for the 2018 Super Rugby competition and one that I am greatly anticipating," Peni said.

"The Brumbies are a very good organisation, have a tremendous coaching set-up and a young, talented and hungry group of players who have a strong desire to succeed. I am looking forward to helping them achieve that.
 
"I have heard fantastic things about the culture of the Brumbies and the way that the club is run and I am delighted to be a part of it,"
 
The Brumbies pre-season campaign kicks off on Saturday, February 3 with a trial match against the Rebels at Seiffert Oval in Queanbeyan.

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Fri, 15 December 2017
Ulster v Harlequins 19h45 Kingspan Stadium
Sat, 16 December 2017
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Treviso v Scarlets 13h00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Leinster v Exeter Chiefs 15h15 Aviva Stadium
Racing Metro v Castres 15h15 Stade Yves-du-Manoir
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Clermont Auvergne v Saracens 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Ospreys v Northampton Saints 15h15 Liberty Stadium
Leicester Tigers v Munster 17h30 Welford Road
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Mon, 11 December 2017
Saracens v Clermont Auvergne 14 | 46
Sun, 10 December 2017
Exeter Chiefs v Leinster 8 | 18
Harlequins v Ulster 5 | 17
La Rochelle v Wasps 49 | 29
Sat, 09 December 2017
Munster v Leicester Tigers 33 | 10
Castres v Racing Metro 16 | 13
Northampton Saints v Ospreys 32 | 43
Toulon v Bath 24 | 20
Scarlets v Treviso 33 | 28
Fri, 08 December 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Montpellier 22 | 29
Sun, 03 December 2017
Harlequins v Saracens 20 | 19
Sat, 02 December 2017
Cheetahs v Scarlets 28 | 21
Munster v Ospreys 36 | 10
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 32 | 25
Treviso v Leinster 10 | 36
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Reds 15 4 0 11 21
Waratahs 15 4 0 11 19
Rebels 15 1 1 13 9
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Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
Hurricanes 15 12 0 3 58
Chiefs 15 12 1 2 57
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 51
Blues 15 7 1 7 37
Pool SA1
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Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
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Lions 15 14 0 1 65
Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28