Moore vows to give Brumbies his all

Date published: December 26 2015

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Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore has outlined why he will leave the franchise after 2016 to re-join the Reds.

The Australia captain raised a few eyebrows when his move was announced earlier this month, but Moore will return to Queensland with his young family after making the move to Canberra back in 2008.

"For me, I'd like to think I'm professional enough to make it clear that the Brumbies and Canberra community mean an enormous amount to me and always will," Moore told Fairfax Media.

"I'll be doing all I can this year to make sure we have a good season before I move on to the next challenge.

"I'm going [to the Reds] for something different, a new challenge. It doesn't mean that I don't value my time at the Brumbies or that the club doesn't mean a lot to me. It's been a huge part of my rugby career and my life.

"I don't want to reflect on things because I've got a season ahead of me in Canberra. It's not uncommon for this stuff to happen, I just don't want it to affect our season.

"That's why I wanted to speak now, to make sure when we arrive back in January [for training] it's all done and dusted and we can move on."

Moore had been linked with a move overseas to Irish giants Munster but knew that heading to the PRO12 would have more of less finished his international career.

"Playing under Cheik [Wallabies boss Michael Cheika] has been one of the greatest experiences of my career, and with the great group of guys," Moore added.

"I wasn't keen to pass that up. It would have been hard for me to play overseas and Australia. If I went overseas I probably wouldn't have played for the Wallabies. That's something I wasn't keen to do yet."

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