The ACT Brumbies hope a wildfire can ignite their Super Rugby AU finals tilt as former Western Force back-rower Henry Stowers bolsters the injury-hit outfit.
Stowers has joined the Brumbies for the remainder of the domestic competition to add sorely-needed depth to the back-row stocks following injuries to Tom Cusack and James Tucker.
The 26-year-old played seven matches with the Force last year before linking up with the Hunter Wildfires in the Shute Shield this season.
"It's been great so far in Canberra, the players have been really welcoming since I arrived," Stowers said.
"I've been in Newcastle with the Wildfires and got a phone call from Dan McKellar to see if I was able to travel down, so I jumped in the car and I'm here and it's a privilege.
"I've been focusing on training and trying to get myself match fit, being away from this level for sometime I'm just trying to keep up and hopefully I get a chance to don the jersey."
Stowers becomes the second back-rower to join the club as injury cover in recent weeks after Will Miller came out of retirement to aid his former team.
Now he will push his case for a spot in the match day 23 for a qualifying final at Canberra Stadium on May 1, which will be against either the Force or Melbourne Rebels.
The winner of that clash advances to the grand final against the Queensland Reds.
"We're really thankful to be able to call on someone of Henry's experience at this stage of the competition," Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said.
"He's a player who knows what it takes at this level and he's come in really keen to learn and improve and be part of the Brumbies organisation."