Sydney - The Force have strengthened their already impressive backrow
with Richard Brown re-signing with the Super Rugby franchise.
The one-year deal means the 27-year-old joins fellow
loose forwards Matt Hodgson and Ben McCalman to recently commit to the
Perth club, who also boast star Wallabies flanker David Pocock.
Brown played all but one match in the 2011 Super Rugby
season, but missed the Rugby World Cup after opting to have shoulder
Brown, who has earned 23 Test caps, said he was excited
to be staying in Australia after the disappointment of not being
available for the Wallabies this year.
"It has been difficult to watch from the sidelines over
the past few months," said Brown, who plays at No.8 or blindside
"But making the decision to take some time out and get
back to maximum fitness will hopefully open greater opportunities to
represent my country going forward."
An inaugural player at the Force, Brown surpassed
50 Super Rugby appearances last season and is the third most capped
player in the club's history.
Brown is the 22nd player to re-sign with Australian Rugby this year.