Western Force have confirmed the signing of Australia international Kyle Godwin for the upcoming Super Rugby AU competition.
Born in Zimbabwe, Godwin started his professional rugby career with Perth Spirit and played over 50 Super Rugby games for Western Force before switching to Brumbies in 2017.
The 27-year-old headed to Connacht in 2018 on a two-year deal and now has decided to return back to Perth for the local competition. He is now undergoing a mandatory 14-day quarantine in a hotel in Australia and will link up with the squad at the end of the month.
“Kyle is a great example of a talented young Australian who moved overseas to further his rugby career,” said Force head coach Tim Sampson.
“To bring him back to once again play for his home team is evidence of the rugby program being developed here.
“He has strong ties with the rugby community back here in Perth and fans will be very excited to see take to the field here in Australia again.
“Kyle is a local hero, he has represented his state and his nation, and we are thrilled at the prospect of him getting back in the blue and black.
“He has natural instinct and his ability to adapt is a strength of his. He will slip into our squad seamlessly here.”
Godwin played a solitary Test for Australia that came in 2016 against France.