Hawera commits to Brumbies

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:29
Large wharenui hawera 800

TRANSFER NEWS: Brumbies have re-signed New Zealand-born flyhalf Wharenui Hawera to the franchise for a further two years following his debut season of Super Rugby.

Hawera, who has played 14 games for the club and has contributed 111 points will continue in the flyhalf role in his home town of Hamilton tomorrow when the Brumbies meet the Chiefs in the final round of regular season competition.

The pivot, who joined the side after an excellent season in the National Provincial Cup with the Southland Stags in which he scored 64 points, made his debut for the Brumbies in his native New Zealand when he formed a new half-back axis with Joe Powell against the Crusaders in Christchurch.

Since then Hawera has been ever-present in the Brumbies line-up as he continues to learn the finer arts of the number ten role at Super Rugby level.

"I am delighted to be able to continue my Super Rugby career with the Brumbies in Canberra," Hawera commented.

"I have settled quite well into the City and I am enjoying my experience of playing Super Rugby with the club. The Brumbies have given me an opportunity to show what I can do at this level and I am looking forward to repaying their faith in me.

"We have an exceptional group of players here at the Brumbies and a really strong culture. We have bonded well during the season and are determined to show our best in the Finals this year.

"Longer term, we have a great balance of youth and experience and I am certain that we can continue to maintain a challenge for the title,"

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham thinks that Hawera has a lot to offer the club over the next two years.

"Wharenui first came into the Brumbies program for this year’s pre-season which started in December last year," Larkham said.

"He immediately impressed with his skill-set and ability to control a game. Any normal player who has to make the step up to Super Rugby level takes time to find their feet, but Futz has instantly become an integral part of our attacking focus.

"We are confident that he has the skills and ability to push on with his career and make a huge mark at the elite level with the Brumbies,"

The Brumbies continue their Super Rugby campaign this weekend when they take on the Chiefs in Hamilton Saturday, July 15 at FMG Stadium.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 20 January 2018
Montpellier v Leinster 13h00 Altrad Stadium
Glasgow Warriors v Exeter Chiefs 13h00 Scotstoun Stadium
Cheetahs v Kings 15h00 Bloemfontein
Saracens v Northampton Saints 15h15 Allianz Park
Clermont Auvergne v Ospreys 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Treviso v Bath 17h30 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Scarlets v Toulon 17h30 Parc y Scarlets
Sun, 21 January 2018
Leicester Tigers v Racing Metro 13h00 Welford Road
Munster v Castres 13h00 Thomond Park
La Rochelle v Harlequins 15h15 Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Wasps v Ulster 15h15 Ricoh Arena
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 6 0 9 34
Force 15 6 0 9 26
Reds 15 4 0 11 21
Waratahs 15 4 0 11 19
Rebels 15 1 1 13 9
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
Hurricanes 15 12 0 3 58
Chiefs 15 12 1 2 57
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 51
Blues 15 7 1 7 37
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 15 14 0 1 65
Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28