Miller answers injury call from Brumbies

Dairy farmer Will Miller has come out of retirement to return to the Super Rugby AU after the Brumbies lost flanker Jahrome Brown to a shoulder injury.

WILL MILLER. Picture: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Will Miller has interrupted daily milking on his farm to answer an SOS from the injury-hit Brumbies as they push toward back-to-back Super Rugby AU titles.

Flanker Miller retired to his farm near Berry on the NSW south coast at the end of the 2020 season after helping the Brumbies win the grand final against the Queensland Reds.

But the 28-year-old has returned to Canberra for the remainder of this season to cover the loss of Jahrome Brown, who suffered a shoulder injury in the Brumbies' win over the Western Force a fortnight ago.

Miller said he was excited by the opportunity to get back to the Brumbies, who take on the unbeaten Reds at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.

"I was just back at home working and playing a bit of club footy and Dan (Brumbies coach Dan McKellar) sent me a message because Jahrome got injured," Miller said.

"I was pretty keen to get back involved - I miss how competitive it is.

"I don't know how much help I will be but I will do everything I can."

McKellar said while they were disappointed for Brown, they were delighted to have Miller back amongst the troops.

"We couldn't be happier to have Will back at the Brumbies; he's a really well liked member of the group and a solid footballer with great skills," McKellar said.