The Brumbies have announced that despite losing Michael Hooper they have got a bunch of youngsters to put pen to paper:
Matt Toomua, Christian Lealiifano, Ruaidhri Murphy, Scott Sio and Henry Speight all put pen to paper to stay in the Australian Capital for another two years.
Each of the players had been aggressively chased by other Australian provinces but the opportunity to play with such an exciting young team proved too attractive.
For Toomua, who has been recovering from surgery on his knee, the University of Canberra Brumbies has been a place he has developed his game since moving here straight out of school. Toomua was excited by the prospect of continuing his career in Canberra.
“I love Canberra, this has been my home for almost a fifth of my life now and it’s a pleasure to be staying here with the Brumbies for another two years,” Toomua said.
“Everyone at the club feels like we’re on the edge of something special here and with such a young squad we have a chance to build on that over the next four or five years.