Nick Frost rejects overseas interest to sign long term deal with Brumbies, Australia Rugby

Thu, May 19, 2022, 7:56 PM
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
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The Brumbies and Australian Rugby have received a major boost as lock Nick Frost signs a long term extension, keeping him on home soil until the end of 2025.

It had been long rumoured Frost had taken a deal with Japanese Rugby, expected to leave at the end of the season.

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However, the pursuit of a Wallabies debut after his selection in the first squad of 2022 has ensured the 22-year-old will stay in Australian Rugby for the foreseeable future.

“To know I’ll be here in Australian rugby with the Brumbies for another three years is awesome," Frost said in a statement.

“My desire has always been to play for the Wallabies and to have success with the Brumbies and I’m grateful it's worked out that way and now I can fully focus on working towards my goals here at home.  

“The Brumbies is a special place and having spent some time around the Wallabies environment last year, I’m keen and focused on getting better every day and I’m stoked to be staying.  

"Having Nick re-commit here at home is a real positive for all Australian Rugby supporters," RA CEO Andy Marinos added.

"He's an impressive young man, with a big future ahead and a strong desire to represent his country and pull on the Wallaby gold.

"It's been very pleasing to see so many of our national talents committing to Australian Rugby and we will continue to work hard to retain our best players ahead of what's going to be an incredibly exciting period for the game here in Australia."

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Frost re-signing comes just days after teammate Nic White signed a one-year extension, following fellow halves partner Noah Lolesio.

He is also the third player to commit until the end of 2025, headlined by the British and Irish Lions Tour, alongside brothers Ryan and Lachlan Lonergan.

“Having Nick stay in Australian rugby and with the Brumbies is fantastic," coach Dan McKellar added.

“Nick’s a rare talent with his mobility and height, he has the right mindset around his areas to grow and improve and he’s a popular member of the group.  

“Retaining him is significant for the Brumbies and he’ll be an important contributor for many years to come."

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