HALFBACK JAMIE Nutbrown will play for Bay of Plenty in this year’s ITM Cup after signing a three-year contract with his former province.
The 29-year-old has spent the past three years plying his trade with Welsh outfit the Ospreys in the Magners League.
However, he plans to link up with the province he played 28 games for between 2006 and 2008 for this year's ITM Cup.
“We are delighted to have Jamie Nutbrown back in the Steamers ranks after three years of playing top-level rugby in the Northern Hemisphere,” said coach Sean Horan.
“While he was a valuable member of the Steamers prior to his departure overseas, we know that Jamie will bring a fresh perspective to his game after the rigors of playing with and against the best in the Northern Hemisphere.”
Nutbrown has also represented the Junior All Blacks, the Chiefs and the Crusaders during his playing career.
He becomes BOP’s latest signing after it was revealed two weeks ago that former Wallabies midfielder Steve Kefu would also play for the province this season.« Back to Articles
With the series level, expect both teams to put it all on the line as they seek to win the deciding test in Sydney on Saturday night.