Australia
Peter Kimlin eyes Brumbies return
ESPN Staff
January 31, 2014
Kimlin had an outstanding 2013 season with the Brumbies before moving to France, but will look to return soon © Getty Images
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Former Wallabies second-rower Peter Kimlin is looking to earn a spot in Australia's Rugby World Cup squad by returning to the Brumbies from Grenoble as Ben Mowen moves to France.

Kimlin is on the Brumbies' radar less than a year after the Canberra junior quit Australian rugby to link with Grenoble. Kimlin was back in the capital last week, when he is understood to have discussed his return to the Brumbies.

The biggest lure for Kimlin will be a chance to push his case for World Cup selection next year. World Cup hopefuls must play in Australian Super Rugby teams next year in order to be eligible for selection. The 28-year-old played two Tests for the Wallabies in 2009, both against Italy, but injuries put his international career on hold.

His outstanding 2013 season put him back on the international radar, and he spoke with Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie about his future in the Test team before making his move to France. Fairfax Media understands he is viewed as a key part of the World Cup campaign.

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