Matt Lucas will start at halfback for the Brumbies. Photo: Getty Images

Matt Lucas

  • 28 Age
  • 82kg Weight
  • 172cm Height


Matt Lucas has been everywhere, and while he did enjoy a brief stint with Suntory Sungoliath in Japan, Lucas is back in Canberra for another season. Dutifully backing up Joe Powell for large chunks of 2018, Lucas showcased his wide range of skills from halfback.

His athleticism makes him a threat at the base and was a potent weapon for Dan McKellar against tired defences from the replacements bench. With two young number nines in the Brumbies ranks, albeit Powell is an experienced campaigner at this stage, Lucas’ knowledge becomes very important.

A veteran professional, Lucas has been at the Reds and the Waratahs previously and can provide a different perspective to the Canberran duo of Powell and Ryan Lonergan. Most importantly, he provides necessary variation to the Brumbies game, and even showed against the Hurricanes that he can kick goal a bit too. A superb halfback, with plenty more to give in 2019.