Australia Sevens international Ed Stubbs joins Super Rugby outfit Western Force

Last Updated: 16/10/12 7:12am

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Ed Stubbs: Will joining up with the Western Force

Ed Stubbs: Will joining up with the Western Force

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The Western Force have confirmed the signing of Australia Sevens international Ed Stubbs on a two-year deal.

The 23-year-old made three Super Rugby appearances for the Brumbies in 2010 before committing to the Sevens set-up.

However Force head coach Michael Foley has lured Stubbs back to the 15-a-side game and he believes he can become a key figure in his line-up.

"Ed's another quality signing for the club," Foley told the club's official site.

"He's a young, powerful and robust back who's benefited from coming through the Sevens pathway and is hungry for another opportunity in Super Rugby.

"He's still only 23 and has the potential for a long career at this level with the Emirates Western Force.

"He's got a great awareness on the field, a good turn of pace and has the ability to offload in contact, and he'll be pushing hard for a place in the 22 throughout the next two seasons."

While Stubbs will team up with the Force, the Perth-based franchise have confirmed David Harvey, Jordan Rapana and Rory Sidey have been released from their contracts.

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