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Brumbies recruit Toulon No 8 – The Brumbies have signed Toulon No 8 Fotunuupule Auelua on a two-year deal.

The Brumbies have decided to bolster their loose forward ranks with Auelua, with the ARU paying a part of his salary too as he is available to play for the Wallabies.

‘It was a difficult decision to make because I feel really good at Toulon but I didn’t want to look back on my career later on with regrets. It’s a big challenge for me and a great opportunity,’ said Auelua. ‘There’s nothing to say I will play for the Wallabies but in any case, in France I’ve got no chance of being called up.’

The 28-year-old spent four years at French club Toulon, but will now have his second stint in Australia as he played for West Harbour in the Shute Shield from 2003 to 2005.