Wallabies halfback Nic White will return to the Brumbies in 2021 after signing a two-year deal with his old club.
White signed a deal with Rugby Australia earlier in the year, which allowed to be play for the Wallabies at the World Cup, and agreed to return to Australia after seeing out his deal with English club Exeter in the middle of 2020.
He won't return in time to play Super Rugby next year but will be on board for the following season.
BREAKING | Nic White to return to the plus500 Brumbies! pic.twitter.com/16nbpVWpxD— Plus500 Brumbies (@BrumbiesRugby) October 9, 2019
White is a graduate of the Brumbies academy and played 67 times for the Canberra side between 2011 and 2015.
His return will put him into a halfback roster already containing Joe Powell and Ryan Lonergan.
“It’s awesome to know that I’ll be returning to Canberra with the Brumbies,” White said in a Brumbies release.
“The Brumbies is home for me, and Canberra is home for my family, so to know that my future is set and that I’ll be back at the Brumbies, it’s so exciting.
“Right now, I’m completely focused on the Rugby World Cup and the Wallabies, and I look forward to getting back to the Chiefs and ripping in with them, but again, knowing I’ll be returning to a place and a club I love is really special.”
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said the team was thrilled to have White return.
“He’s a world-class player, a player who demands very high standards of himself and expects the same of others. His work ethic, competitive nature and leadership will be so important to our squad when he returns," McKellar said.“He is the type of player who makes others around him better. We have some very good young halfbacks at the Brumbies, and I see Whitey’s return as a real positive where he will no doubt play an important role in their ongoing development.”