Peni on his way to Brumbies
Cape Town - The Brumbies have bolstered their backline stocks by signing
Western Force wing Chance Peni on a one-year contract for the 2018 Super Rugby
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
Rugby Union growing up before moving to Newcastle and signing with the NRL’s
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
New South Wales 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 skillful 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
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
“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 defences 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 is 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,” he 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
“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