Brumbies and Hoiles part ways
November 30, 2011
Hoiles has captained the Brumbies in the past © Getty Images
Former Australia international Stephen Hoiles has been released from the final year of his contract with the Brumbies.
The 30-year-old has been struggling with an Achilles injury and has played just once for the Canberra-based sside in the last 18 months. He has been with the Brumbies for six years but recent tests have determined that he would not be fit in time for the start of the 2012 Super Rugby season. And Hoiles has revealed that he has reached an agreement with the club to part their separate ways.
"Because of my injury this past year has been a difficult one for the club and for me, but we have had a good discussion and I feel very comfortable with the decision we have mutually agreed on," Hoiles said. "My rehab is coming along well and it's my intention to return to the playing field in the not too distant future. Where exactly that will be is something that will unravel in the months ahead."
Brumbies coach Jake White said he was sad to see Hoiles leaving. "I have been impressed with the way that Stephen has handled this situation and how he has been able to put the Brumbies first. I commend him for his approach," he said. "Stephen has been an outstanding member of the Brumbies for a long time and it is sad to see him move on."
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