Developing Brumbies prop Allan Alaalatoa has re-signed with the Brumbies until the end of 2019.
Alaalatoa’s re-signing comes off the back of his selection over incumbent Wallabies prop Scott Sio for the club’s season opener as Sio works his way back from injury.
The 22-year-old has grown as a player since making his debut in the 2014 semi-final against the Chiefs and his new deal keeps him in Canberra until at least the next Rugby World Cup.
With 14 Super Rugby caps under his belt, Alaalatoa's re-signing is also a major show of confidence from the Brumbies, with the youngster likely to become more critical to the side in years to come.
Alaalatoa has a strong Rugby pedigree, with his father a former Samoa representative and brother Michael currently playing for the Crusaders.
Allan said he was excited to be locked in with the Brumbies for the long term
“I made my debut here a few years ago and I’m really happy to have re-signed for another three years,” he said.
“I think with the talented group of players we have at the moment we’re only going push each other to become the best we could be.”
Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham said he was excited to see how Alaalatoa continued to develop in the coming years.
“Allan is a fantastic young player who has been with the club for two years now and has developed his game to a world-class standard,” Larkham said.
“He has huge potential, and will play a key role in our push for the Super Rugby title over the coming years.”