The Plus500 Brumbies are pleased to announce that livewire winger Tom Wright has re-signed with the club and Rugby Australia for the 2021 season.
The 23-year old joined the Brumbies at the end of 2018 from the NRL and has since established himself as one of the brightest prospects in the country.
“I’m really happy to be staying at the Brumbies and in Canberra next season," Wright said.
“I’ve loved every minute with the club so far and I’ve formed some special relationships with my teammates, so to know I’ll be here next season is awesome.
“Having that sorted for next year is great and now I can just concentrate on performing for the club and doing my best for the team as we aim to win Vodafone Super Rugby AU.
“Beyond next year will take care of itself, but I certainly plan to be in Canberra for a long time.”
Having played a handful of games in the centres in 2019, Wright has found a home on the wing this season.
Out on the flank, the St. Joseph's College product’s raw pace and finishing ability have been on full display, Wright scoring six tries in his nine appearances in 2020.
Plus500 Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said: “We’re delighted Tom is staying with our group next season.
“At the start of the year, myself and assistant coach Peter Hewat sat down with Wrighty to talk about potential opportunities for game time and we all felt he could excel on the wing and he's been outstanding for us this season.
“He’s a genuine game changer, someone who can cut open a defence at any time and for a young man, his communication on the field and just how he conducts himself in our environment is a real positive for our group and club.”
“Off the field, he’s a really popular member of the squad and we hope to see him in a Brumbies jersey and even potentially Wallaby gold for years to come.”
Rugby Australia Director of Rugby Scott Johnson said: “Tom has been in terrific form for the Brumbies in the last 18 months and it certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed by Wallaby selectors.
“Nothing is guaranteed around future honours though and Tom is fully aware he has to continue to knuckle down and work hard to earn that Gold jersey.
“Tom is part of a very exciting and young group of talent and his commitment is just another sign of a bright future for Australian Rugby.”Tom Wright
Position: Inside Back
Date of Birth: 21/7/1997 (age: 23)
Place of Birth: Randwick, NSW
School: St. Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill, NSW
Brumby Number: 213
Super Rugby/Brumbies Debut: 2019 v Chiefs, Canberra
Super Rugby Caps: 23
Super Rugby Points: 45 (9T)
ACT Club: Western District Lions