Brumbies secure Chiefs speedster Toni Pulu for 2019


The Brumbies have signed Chiefs speedster Toni Pulu in an impressive signing for the Super Rugby club.

The winger scored 14 tries in 32 appearances for the Waikato-based Chiefs after making his debut in 2016.

Former Chiefs coach Dave Rennie was blown away by Pulu after he burst onto the scene two years ago, calling him the fastest man in rugby.

Brumbies coach Dan McKellar is thrilled to bring the 28-year-old to Canberra for the 2019 season.

“Toni has genuine speed, he’s a natural footballer, he sees space well, communicates and has an excellent offload game,” McKellar said.

“He’s come from a team which has had a lot of success and play a similar style to the one we want to play so he’s a good fit for us.”

Pulu is the second player from a New Zealand club the Brumbies have managed to snare after they recruited Crusaders flanker Pete Samu.

In other Brumbies news, star winger Henry Speight will play in Ireland during the Super Rugby break after signing a one-year deal with Ulster.

It’s the same Pro14 club co-captain Christian Lealiifano played for early this year.

Speight will rejoin the Brumbies before the 2019 campaign as he pushes his claims for Wallabies recall for next year’s World Cup.

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