Tumut have landed a surprise recruit with Olympian Vaughn Scott coming on board.
The Bulls welcome the accomplished martial artist into their club as he looks to transition back to rugby union.
Scott represented New Zealand in taekwondo in the London Games in 2012 before narrowly missing out on another shot at Rio.
He’s expected to fill into the Bulls back line.
Tumut coach Morgan Grivas is looking forward to having him on board.
“He’s keen to get back into rugby and come over and have a look at the SIRU comp,” Grivas said.
“He’s got a fair bit of experience with rugby at a schoolboy level and has played rugby and league at a senior level back home.”
He will replace Josef Glamuzina in the team this season, but will miss a portion of the year due to taekwondo commitments.
Glamuzina was a standout for the Bulls despite the second half of the season being littered by injury.
Grivas admitted his loss will be a blow to their chances in 2018.
“Both one and off the field,” he said.
“He was a really good rugby player and a great person to have around the club and did a lot of work to help some of the younger guys develop their game.
“He was a great leader for us.”
While they have retained the bulk of last season’s squad, Tumut have lost another Southern Inland representative with front rower Angus Foster moving away for work.