The Brumbies can confirm that highly-rated Australian U18 hooker Billy Pollard has committed to Rugby Australia and the Brumbies under a four-year contract with the club.
Pollard will join the Brumbies Academy Development Programme for 2020, including pre-season training time with the Plus500 Brumbies, alongside other Brumbies development players.
Pollard, who had attracted the attention of several high-profile NRL clubs throughout his formative career, has chosen rugby union after a series of strong performances, culminating in a standout display for the young Wallabies in their win over New Zealand.
Pollard had a choice of a number of clubs, across both codes, but ultimately picked the Brumbies due to their proven track-record of improving young players and giving them a chance to express their talent.
“I am very excited to be able to sign for the Brumbies,” Pollard said of his deal. “The club is well-known for giving young players an opportunity and helping them to develop in their career.
“I am looking forward to working with Dan and Laurie [Fisher] and learning off some of the best front row forwards in the country. The Brumbies set-piece is one of the best around and I can’t wait to get started.”