The Plus500 Brumbies are pleased to announce hooker Lachlan Lonergan has recommitted to the organisation for a further year.
Fresh off his first start for the club in Saturday's Grand Final against the Queensland Reds, the 21-year-old has signed a one year extension which will see him continue to represent his boyhood club until at least the end of 2022.
Born and bred in the ACT, Lonergan joined the Brumbies Academy after graduating from Trinity Christian College and honed his craft playing for Tuggeranong in the Callida Consulting John I Dent Cup and also the Canberra Vikings in the National Rugby Championship.
The 2019 Junior Wallabies rake has had a breakout season in 2021, featuring in all bar one match for the side throughout the Harvey Norman Super Rugby AU season.
Strong in the set piece, Lonergan's point of difference comes with his dynamic athleticism and speed around the field, making him a threat on both sides of the ball to any opposition.
Selected as part of the Wallabies training squad earlier this year, Lonergan's future is bright with Brumbies supporters set to see plenty of him in blue and gold into the future.
Plus500 Brumbies hooker Lachlan Lonergan said: “I'm stoked to be able to secure another year here at home and at the Brumbies."
"I'm definitely feeling a lot more comfortable at Super Rugby level but I also know there's a lot of improvement left in my game.
"To have the opportunity to represent the club I grew up supporting my whole life is something I never take for granted and I can't wait to get going in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman and achieving success here at the Brumbies."
Plus500 Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said: “Lachy has been one of the standouts for our side this year and to know he'll be sticking around for at least a further year is really pleasing."
"As an organisation we have spoken a lot about developing our local talent and giving them opportunities at this level and Lachlan is another who's taken that opportunity with both hands.
"He's a real talent but it's his hard work and willingness to take on feedback and improve that gives us all confidence he's got a very bright future here at the Brumbies and in Australian Rugby."
Date of Birth: 11/11/1999 (age: 21)
Place of Birth: Canberra, ACT
School: Trinity Christian College, Canberra
ACT Brumby Number: 228
Super Rugby Debut: 2020 v Chiefs (a), Hamilton
Super Rugby Caps: 13
Super Rugby Points: 10 (2 tries)
ACT Club: Tuggeranong Vikings
The Plus500 Brumbies will play the Crusaders in Round One of Harvey Norman Super Rugby Trans-Tasman at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchuch on Saturday May 15 at 5:05pm AEST. LIVE and AD FREE on the new Home of Rugby, Stan Sport.