Brumbies set to win the race for Slipper's services

Brumbies set to win the race for Slipper's services

According to the Brumbies are in pole position to secure the services of Reds and Wallabies prop James Slipper.

Negotiations with the Rebels have reportedly stalled in recent weeks and the Brumbies have since started talks with the 86-test cap prop.

The Brumbies are also down a front rower after the retirement of Brumbies legend and former Wallaby Ben Alexander.

The Brumbies already have a strong front row with Wallaby Scott Sio the incumbent at loosehead but Slipper would be a valuable addition to their squad.

Slipper is currently in the same boat as Quade Cooper and Karmichael Hunt at Reds, effectively unwanted by coach Brad Thorn after already serving a two-month suspension.

His two-year contract is now unfavourable for all parties.

The QRU are keen to clear at least a portion of his $500,000 salary from their books and Slipper has already indicated he won't take the same approach to exile as Cooper and Hunt.

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