Argentina scrum-half Tomas Cubelli to join Los Jaguares from Brumbies
Last Updated: 01/08/17 12:41pm
Argentina scrum-half Tomas Cubelli will head home to link up with Los Jaguares after an injury-blighted stint with the Brumbies.
The 58-Test half-back was lured to the Brumbies in 2016 to much fanfare but managed only 18 games in his two seasons.
A serious knee injury sidelined him for most of the current season, which wraps up with Saturday's final between the Lions and Crusaders in Johannesburg, live on Sky Sports.
"I had a very enjoyable two seasons at the Brumbies and thank everyone connected with the club for their support during my time here," the 28-year-old said in a statement.
"The Brumbies are a very special organisation and I feel privileged to have been able to play for such a great team."
Cubelli played in the Brumbies' quarter-final defeat to the Hurricanes two weeks ago but Canberra fans may have another chance to see him when the Pumas play a Rugby Championship match against the Wallabies in the Australian capital in September.
Cubelli's departure will heap more responsibility on young scrum-half Joe Powell, who acquitted himself well in the Argentine's absence and made his Wallabies debut during the June internationals.
The Brumbies have also released journeyman flanker Chris Alcock, with the former Waratah and Western Force player heading to Japan.
David Pocock is set to fill the breach next season when he returns to Canberra following a year-long sabbatical.