Thu 10 Jun 2021 | 08:49

'Livewire' wing commits to Wallabies and Brumbies

'Livewire' wing commits to Wallabies and Brumbies
Thu 10 Jun 2021 | 08:49
'Livewire' wing commits to Wallabies and Brumbies
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NEWS: Brumbies wing Tom Wright has re-signed with the club and Rugby Australia for a further two seasons until the end of the 2023 season.

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The livewire talent has scored 16 tries in his 35 appearances in Brumbies colours to date, making his Wallabies debut in 2020 against the All-Blacks, scoring with his first touch in Test rugby.

A precocious schoolboy talent, the 23-year-old first played professionally with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the NRL before making the transition back to the 15-man game with the Brumbies in 2019.

Brumbies wing Wright said: “I’m thrilled to re-sign with the Brumbies and Rugby Australia for at least the next two years.”

“I said last year when I signed for 2021 that there was no place I’d rather be than at the Brumbies and in Australia at this point in my career, so to have the next couple of seasons locked away is awesome.

“I’m extremely motivated by the challenge to continue to grow and push myself to be the best player and person I can be and hopefully get more opportunities in the gold jersey.”

Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar said: “It’s great to know we will have Tom at the club for at least the next two seasons.”

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“Wrighty is a genuine match-winner and has a lot of improvement in him as well, so he was a high-priority re-signing for the club.

“His leadership and energy around the group has been evident ever since he joined the Brumbies and I’ve got no doubt he’ll continue to grow and be a pillar for the club’s success moving forward.”

Wallabies Head Coach Dave Rennie said: “Tom had an excellent start to his International career last year showing glimpses of what he’s capable of at the Test level.”

“He’s a mature young man who has pace, a good skill set and a real willingness to keep getting better which is exciting for the Wallabies moving forward.”

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