VIDEO: Veteran Wallabies lock rejects overseas deals
CONTRACT NEWS: Wallabies and Waratahs lock Rob Simmons has opted to remain in Australia after he signed a new two-year deal.
Unlike his fellow Australian teammates, who are heading for the exit door following the World Cup, the 94-Test lock will stay with Rugby Australia and the Waratahs until the end of 2021.
The 30-year-old joined the Waratahs in 2017 after being released from the Reds squad.
Commenting on his move from the Reds to Waratahs, Simmons said: “It was 100 percent worth it, I’ve loved the move,” he said.
“Once I came down here I felt a little bit like maybe I could’ve done with some change a bit earlier on to an extent.”
Simmons is currently in Queensland with the wider Wallabies squad preparing for the Rugby Championship.
The team’s opening match is against South Africa on July 20 in Johannesburg before their first match on home soil of 2019 against Argentina on July 27 in Brisbane.