Verity-Amm heading to Brumbies
Cape Town - The Brumbies have announced the signing of utility back
James Verity-Amm on a one-year contract for the 2018 Super Rugby season.
Originally born in Kroonstad in the Free State Province of
South Africa, Verity-Amm attended Hottentots Holland High School in the Western
Verity-Amm would graduate through to the Western Province
age grade teams following his schooling culminating in election for the U21s
side in 2014.
2015 was a breakout year for Verity-Amm, the 23-year old
representing the University of Western Cape (UWC) in the Varsity Cup and
leading the competition with 13 tries, including an impressive three
Verity-Amm would make the move to Perth to link up with the
Future Force in early 2016 before making his Super Rugby debut with the Western
Force the following year.
The versatile back would go on to make eight appearances for
the Force during the 2017 season, proving he could cut it at the top level as
the Perth side charged to second place in the Australian Conference.
Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar said he was looking forward
to having Verity-Amm join the squad.
“We are very happy that James has decided to join the
Brumbies for the 2018 season and are sure he will settle in well in Canberra,”
McKellar commented on the signing.
“We have seen James play in Super Rugby last season and he
showed during his time with the Force that he is a handful on attack. He
possesses genuine pace, excellent footwork and is a very skillful player,
always looking for work.
“James’ signing gives us good depth in the back-line and he
is a promising young talent.”
Verity-Amm said he was excited to be continuing his Super
Rugby journey with the Brumbies.
“I am very excited about the prospect of signing for the
Brumbies and continuing my rugby career in Canberra,” he commented.
“I loved my time at the Force and in Perth and it was unreal
making my Super Rugby debut last season, but at the same time I’m very excited
to kick-off the 2018 campaign with the Brumbies and contribute as best I can.
“The Brumbies have given me a good opportunity to come to
the ACT and fight for a place in the team. It will be a tough challenge but one
that I am looking forward to and I can’t wait to get started.”
The Brumbies pre-season campaign kicks off on Saturday 3
February with a trial match against the Rebels at Seiffert Oval in Queanbeyan.