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Tom Ross re-signs with Brumbies

Wed, 16/06/2021, 10:33 pm
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
The Highlanders were too strong for the Brumbies in the final round of 2021.

Brumbies prop Tom Ross has added to the growing list of home-grown talent re-committing to the nation's capital after signing a two-year extension.

The deal will keep the 23-year-old at home until the end of 2023, following in the footsteps of teammates Lachlan Lonergan, Rob Valetini and Tom Wright.

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“I’m really happy to be staying at the Brumbies for at least the next two years," Ross said in a statement.

“Canberra is my home, the Brumbies have always been my club, so coming into work here every day is truly a dream come true for me.  

“Having said that, I know that I’ve got to continue to push myself day in and day out, soaking up what I can from the coaches and the quality props we have at the club so that I can push for more starts and more minutes, hopefully contributing to success as a team on the field.” 

A huge hit from Rob Valetini to put the Highlanders on the back foot.

Ross has played 22 games for the club since his debut in 2019 against the Waratahs.

Brumbies coach Dan McKellar was excited by his re-signing, believing he will play a major role in their pack heading forward after an injury-affected start to his career.

“We’re really happy for Tom and his family that he’ll be sticking around for at least the next two seasons," McKellar added.

“He's been through a lot in his first couple of years with injuries but he has come out the other end as a more mature person and professional. 

“It’s a testament to Rossy’s resilience and character that he’s now in the best shape of his career so far and continues to show that he belongs at Super Rugby level.  

“His love of set piece and physicality has been there since he was a kid in our pathways program and while he’s still got lots to learn keeping him at the club was very important for us and we’re all excited to see him continue his development at the Brumbies.” 

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