Tom Wright re-signs with Brumbies, Rugby Australia

Wed, 09/06/2021, 10:00 pm
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
Tom Wright re-signs with Australian Rugby. Photo: Getty Images

Wallabies winger Tom Wright has re-signed with the Brumbies and Rugby Australia until the end of 2023.

Wright has been a revelation since re-joining from rugby league, making the transition back to the 15-a-side game in 2019.

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He has scored 16 tries in his 35 games for the Brumbies, eventually rewarded with a Wallabies debut last year against the All Blacks.

The 23-year-old immediately showed his class, scoring with his first touch as the Wallabies won 24-22.

“I’m thrilled to re-sign with the Brumbies and Rugby Australia for at least the next two years," Wright said in a statement.

“I said last year when I signed for 2021 that there was no place I’d rather be than at the Brumbies and in Australia at this point in my career, so to have the next couple of seasons locked away is awesome.

“I'm extremely motivated by the challenge to continue to grow and push myself to be the best player and person I can be and hopefully get more opportunities in the gold jersey."

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With Wright expected to be a part of Dave the impending Wallabies squad, set to be named on Sunday, coach Dave Rennie was eager to see what he could showcase at the international level.

"Tom had an excellent start to his International career last year showing glimpses of what he's capable of at the Test level," he said.

"He's a mature young man who has pace, a good skill set and a real willingness to keep getting better which is exciting for the Wallabies moving forward."

Brumbies head coach and newly-appointed Wallabies assistant Dan McKellar added: “It’s great to know we will have Tom at the club for at least the next two seasons.”

“Wrighty is a genuine match-winner and has a lot of improvement in him as well, so he was a high priority re-signing for the club.

“His leadership and energy around the group has been evident ever since he joined the Brumbies and I’ve got no doubt he’ll continue to grow and be a pillar for the club’s success moving forward.”

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