Fakaosilea signs for Brumbies from 2017
Queensland - The Brumbies have announced the signing of loose forward
Lolo Fakaosilea on a two-year deal.
The 21-year old represented the Reds four times after making
his Super Rugby debut against the Hurricanes in 2015.
Fakaosilea did not play
Super Rugby in 2016 after suffering a hamstring injury in a trial match against
the Brumbies in February.
The powerful backrower, who can play number eight of
blindside flank, is 1.9m tall and weighs 111kg, comes from a rugby family, his
father, Seiana, having played for the Auckland Blues, and his uncle being the
late great Jonah Lomu.
In 2014, he played for the Reds A team in the Pacific Rugby
Cup, and was selected for the Australia U20 team to play at the 2014 IRB Junior
World Championship held in New Zealand. Later that year Fakaosilea was named in
the Queensland Country squad for the National Rugby Championship. He also
claimed the Queensland Reds Colts Player of the Year in 2014.
Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham said he is looking
forward to having the versatile backrower at the club.
"Lolo is one of those players we’ve had our eyes on for
a while," Larkham said.
"It’s no secret that he’s a hard-hitter, but it’s his
other skills that will make him a strong addition to our squad. He’s had a
taste of Super Rugby and we are very pleased he will be joining us for the 2017