Super Rugby
Brumbies sign rising star
ESPN Staff
October 25, 2014

The Brumbies have almost completed their Super Rugby roster for the 2015 season with the signings of Sydney Stars wing James Dargaville and former Queensland Reds lock Blake Enever. Already compared with ex-Wallabies hard hitter Pat McCabe, Dargaville is expected to force his way into the star-studded back line.

Taking part in the Sydney Stars lacklustre NRC season, Dargaville was one star to stand out from the side and was likened by Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham to McCabe, who was considered one of rugby's toughest players before his injury forced retirement earlier this year.

"He's is a bit like 'Patty', he's been playing on the wing ... he's very tough and quick," Larkham told Fairfax Media. "He reads the game well and throws his body into contact, all of his coaches rate him highly as a worker and he's willing to learn to play. He's very aggressive and solid as well."

With a line-up boasting 14 Wallabies, the Brumbies have the opportunity to have a Wallabes player slot into evey back line position except fullback, where Robbie Coleman is expected to fill while Jesse Mogg recovers from shoulder surgery.

"Three years ago we only had three Wallabies and now we've got about 14 who have developed through our system," Larkham said. "The more they develop, the more expensive they are. It's a dilemma, but it's a good dilemma. We want to keep the squad together and we want the fringe guys to learn from the Wallabies and then hopefully build themselves into Wallabies."

The Brumbies are also reported to be keeping their eye out for a Australian sevens player to complete their roster.

The Brumbies will start pre-season training next month.

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