Jackson-Hope inks Brumbies deal

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by Beth Newman

The Brumbies are holding on to another youngster, signing inside back Jordan Jackson-Hoper for the next two seasons.

A Canberra local and former Aussie U20s star, Jackson-Hope made his Super Rugby debut against the Rebels last year, and showed glimpses of promise this year before earning his first full-time contract.

“I am very pleased to be able to re-sign with the Brumbies for a further two seasons,” he said.

“I have enjoyed being part of the set-up at the club and am looking forward to helping the team attain our goals in the future. The Brumbies have always been a goal of mine and I am delighted that I will have the chance to push for more Super Rugby caps next year.

“We have a talented group of players at the club and an excellent coaching set-up and I feel that the Brumbies is the best place for me to develop as a player. I am looking forward to the challenge."

Dan Mckellar, Brumbies assistant coach and the man taking the reins in 2018, said Jackson-Hope had huge potential.

“We have high hopes for Jordan as he is a very talented player,” McKellar said. “He has the ability to play the key positions of ten and twelve and is developing nicely. 

“As a Canberra boy, Jordan is aware of the culture and traditions of the Brumbies family and has looked good in the games he has played at both club level and with the Brumby Runners, and through the opportunities he has had at Super Rugby level, both this season and last.

“Having Jordan commit his future to the club is another positive step for the Brumbies as we look to continue to develop our young players to keep the club at the forefront of the Super Rugby competition.”