Super Rugby AU Champion backrow Will Miller has announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect after four years at the top-flight.
Having won silverware at club level with Norths in the Shute Shield and with the Brumbies, the 27-year-old Berry product has elected to focus on his family-owned farm.
Brumby #224, in his lone season with the Brumbies, Miller became an instant favourite amongst the group, scoring five tries in 15 appearances, starting at openside flanker in the Brumbies Grand Final win against the Queensland Reds.
Will Miller said: “I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time with the Brumbies.”
“This has been an incredibly difficult decision, but it’s one I feel is right for me at this point in my life.
“I always dreamed of playing professional rugby, and to achieve success with the Brumbies last season is something I’ll always look back on fondly.
“I want to thank Dan (McKellar), Chris (Tindall) and Phil (Thomson) for understanding my decision and supporting me throughout.
“I’m proud to be Brumby #224 and I wish my teammates all the best for next season.”
27 of the Brumbies title winning squad are returning for the 2021 season, including Tom Cusack and Jahrome Brown.
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said: “We’re gutted to lose Will but we’re equally happy for him embarking on the next step in his life.”
“Will’s a man full of character, a country boy to his chore, and he was terrific for us last season.
“We’re a family at this club, and with Will feeling like he needs to be closer to home, and to pursue his passion on the farm, we support that one-hundred percent. “