Dargaville signs on for 2018

Super Rugby
by Sam Phillips

James Dargaville has put pen to paper on a one year extension that will keep him in Canberra until the end of 2018.

The slick outside back has repaid the faith the Brumbies showed in him when they handed him his Super Rugby chance in 2015, fresh off a stellar debut NRC season for the Sydney Stars.

A Gold Coast product, Dargaville said he believes the Brumbies have what it takes to push for a deeper finals run in the year ahead.

“I have been with the Brumbies for a couple of seasons now and feel that I have settled in well and have enjoyed my time with the club, especially when I have been in the matchday 23," Dargaville said.

“We have a great group of players at the Brumbies and I am keen to put my best foot forward and show that I have a lot to offer the team.Dargaville has been a fixture in the Brumbies 23. Photo: Getty Images"I love Canberra as a city and the community here gets behind us in a big way, which is great.

“I believe the Brumbies certainly have the playing group and the potential to go very far in the Super Rugby competition and I am enthusiastic to be able to play my part in what should be a very exciting year.”

New Brumbies coach Dan McKellar was thrilled to lock in another consistent performer that fits the Brumbies mould.

"This will be Dargs' fourth year in the program and, as such, he brings a great deal of experience,” McKellar said.

“He does the basics very well, has good defence and is good at the breakdown and always does his job well - he is starting to become one of our more experienced backs.

“As this will be his fourth year with the Brumbies we will be looking for Dargs to step up both on and off the field in 2018.”