Cubelli edges closer to Brumbies move

Date published: August 22 2015

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Argentina scrum-half Tomás Cubelli's move to the Brumbies is set to go through in the coming weeks according to Stephen Larkham.

Currently assisting the Wallabies coaching staff, Larkham revealed that the move was in the final stages.

Cubelli has signed up with the UAR and was set to feature for the new Argentina side in Super Rugby before the Brumbies made their move to bring him to Canberra for the 2016 season.

"Tomás Cubelli has been cleared by the Argentinian rugby union to play for the Brumbies, it's now in the final stages of negotiations with his manager," Larkham told ABC Radio Canberra.

"He's a very competitive halfback and someone I think will fit the mould of the Brumbies very well.

"We haven't got his signature on paper, but we're in the final stages of negotiations and he's going to be part of the Argentinian World Cup squad.

"He's obviously played at the top level and played well at the top level, recently playing a game in South Africa where Argentina won that game for the first time in history.

"He's got good experience at that next level."

Larkham also revealed that talks were ongoing to sign David Pocock to a new contract. 

The Wallabies back-row forward missed the majority of the 2013 and 2014 seasons through injury but played a major role for the Brumbies in this year's Super Rugby campaign, transferring that good form to Test level.

"We're still waiting on the final paperwork there," Larkham added.

"We're a lot closer than we were two weeks ago.

"But like any negotiation, until you get that signature on the dotted line, we're not going to announce anything."

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