Kuridrani extends RA, Brumbies deal

By Dejan Kalinic 14 June 2019 143
Kuridrani extends RA, Brumbies deal

Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani re-signed with Rugby Australia (RA) and the Brumbies, extending his deal until the end of 2020.

Kuridrani, a veteran of 58 Tests, last featured for Australia in late 2017, having suffered a pectoral injury in 2018.

The 28-year-old signed a one-year extension with RA and the Brumbies, who are top of the Australian Conference in Super Rugby.

"I am very pleased to have signed this extension to my current contract. Canberra has been my home for a long time now and I love playing for the club in front of our fans who have always been very good to me," Kuridrani said.

"It's a good group of players and staff here and we are like one big family. Canberra is a beautiful place to live and I and am looking forward to making some more happy memories with both the Brumbies and the Wallabies."

The Fiji-born Kuridrani made his Super Rugby debut in 2012 and has gone on to feature 119 times for the Brumbies.

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika praised Kuridrani's form ahead of the upcoming Rugby World Cup.

"Tevita has been in strong form so far this season and I'm pleased he's staying in Canberra with the Brumbies after the World Cup," he said.

"He got the chance to get a full preparation this year and it's showing. I know he's very hungry to earn a Test jersey again this season so I am looking forward to him being at his best in 2019."

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