'A classic Brumbies success story'
NEWS: Brumbies confirmed that wing Andy Muirhead has re-signed with the club until the end of the 2022 season.
Muirhead joined the Brumbies midway through the 2017 season as injury cover while playing in the John I Dent Cup with Canberra Royals, scoring a match-clinching double in Buenos Aires in just his second game for the club.
Since then, the 27-year-old has become an integral part of the squad, particularly this season in Super Rugby AU where Muirhead has impressed as both a starter and a finisher.
Muirhead has improved every season he has been in the Brumbies program, scoring 11 tries in his 37 appearances for the club.
His elusiveness and commitment in both attack and defence make him a real weapon for the side and a fan favourite in the Brumbies community.
A proud Indigenous man, Muirhead was a driving force alongside Ngunnawal man Budda Connors in the creation of the side’s first ever Indigenous playing jersey which they will wear for the second time this season on Saturday night against the Queensland Reds.
Brumbies wing Andy Muirhead said: “I’m really happy to be staying at the Brumbies for the next two years.”
“The club gave me an opportunity to play professional rugby, to live out my dream and I feel this is the best place for me to continue my career.
“Canberra is like home for me now, and with the friends I’ve made both in our squad and with Royals, there’s no place I’d rather be than at the Brumbies.”
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said: “We’re delighted that Andy will be staying at the Brumbies for at least the next two seasons.”
“He’s a classic Brumbies success story, a player who didn’t get a lot of opportunity at the start of his career but since he’s been part of the program has just excelled.
“We brought Andy into the group off the back of his performances at club level and with the Runners and he’s become a quality Super Rugby player.
“We talk a lot about making sure the character of a player fits the club, not just their ability on the field and Andy fully represents that.
“Everything he does is for the group whether he’s starting or finishing he prepares the same and always turns up to training ready to work.”