Brumbies v Wales at Canberra Stadium.

Brumbies v Wales at Canberra Stadium. Photo: Melissa Adams

The ACT Brumbies have released winger Cam Crawford from the final year of his contract with the 23-year-old to join the NSW Waratahs for the next two Super Rugby seasons.

Crawford played just two games for the Brumbies this year - a mid-week exhibition match against Wales and one minute from the bench in the clash with the Western Force.

His limited opportunities opened the door for him to join the Brumbies’ arch rivals.

He was forced to bide his time behind outside backs Robbie Coleman, Jesse Mogg, Joseph Tomane, Henry Speight and Tevita Kuridrani.

“Cam is a popular member of the Brumbies squad and it’s a shame to see him head back to Sydney,” Brumbies coach Jake White said.

“Unfortunately things haven’t worked out for him in Canberra, but with a fresh start in Sydney I’m sure he will have a successful career.

“Cam grew up in Sydney, his family are all still there, including his girlfriend, so it’s understandable that he was interested in taking an offer from the Waratahs.

“I’d like wish Cam all the best in the future, both on and off the rugby field.”