Brumbies announce signing of forward Ed Kennedy ahead of 2022 season

Ed Kennedy makes a return back to Australia
Ed Kennedy makes a return back to Australia

Brumbies have announced the signing of lock Ed Kennedy ahead of the 2022 season of Super Rugby Pacific.

Born in Sydney, Kennedy started playing for Randwick in 2014 before going to make his senior debut with National Rugby Championship side Sydney Rays in 2017.

The 26-year-old made a switch to Welsh regional side Scarlets in 2018 and will now head to Brumbies next year with the club already having the likes of Cadeyrn Neville, Darcy Swain, Nick Frost and Tom Hooper in the squad.

“It’s a dream come true to be coming home to Australia to join the Brumbies," he told the club's official website.

“Growing up in Goulburn, my family and I were massive fans of the club so to have this opportunity after three great years in Wales is amazing and one I’m very grateful for.

Speaking to Dan and Laurie around the culture at the club and the role I can play for the team, I’m just so excited for this opportunity and I can’t wait to get going in preseason.”

Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar is excited about Kennedy's addition to the club.

“Ed will be a great addition to our squad for this upcoming season.

“Ed’s a valuable type of player, good at lineout, dynamic around the park with the ability to play both blindside flanker and at lock, and with his age and experience, he’s physically mature and ready to go.

“Being from Goulburn, Ed grew up supporting the Brumbies and as a club we're excited to see him push his case for an opportunity to pull on the jersey next year.”