Super Rugby

Speight extends Super Rugby contract with Brumbies




Wallabies and Brumbies Super Rugby winger Henry Speight has signed an extension to his existing contract that will keep him with the club until the completion of the 2019 Super Rugby season.

Speight, who won his 98th Brumbies cap in the fixture with the Sharks at GIO Stadium last week scoring a trademark try in the process, has been a long-standing fan favourite with the Canberra faithful and has crossed for 35 tries during his Super Rugby career.

He made his Brumbies debut in 2001 against the Chiefs and was an instant hit with the Brumbies crowd having made the move to the National Capital after attending High School in New Zealand.

A proud Fijian, Speight was a star at Sevens where his electric pace, step and bravado caught the imagination of the rugby public.

“I am very happy to have extended my contract with the Brumbies for another year and I looking forward to continuing to play in front of the Brumbies supporters,” Speight commented.

“This is a wonderful club to play for and I have enjoyed many happy memories with this team. We have a close group of players who all get on well together and I am excited to be a part of the future of the Brumbies.

“The Brumbies are a very special club and is a very well-run organisation. We have some tremendous young talent, alongside some older heads, which is a really good mix and our coaching staff is excellent. I am excited for the challenges ahead.”

The retention of Speight to the roster for 2019 is another welcome boost for the club who are aiming for consistency on and off the field.

“Henry is a senior player and a very popular member of the club and the Canberra community,” Head Coach Dan McKellar commented.

“He has been at the Brumbies a long time now and is a leader within our group. He is an international winger and is a very dangerous player.

“Henry is the kind of player who can identify and take an opportunity. He has got good speed, is a powerful footballer and brings a lot of experience to our group in attack and defence.

“The Brumbies has always been a club that wants to retain the players we have got and, at his best, Henry is a world class winger. This now ensures we have his services here for another couple of years and its exciting for us that we have been able to do that.”

The Brumbies will next be in action at GIO Stadium on Saturday 31 March when they host old foes the Waratahs.

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