Australia international Pete Samu has penned a new deal with Super Rugby club Brumbies after signing a contract until the end of the 2022 season.
Samu started his professional rugby debut with Tasman in 2014 with his Super Rugby debut coming with Crusaders in 2016 and went on to join Brumbies last season where his side went on to win the Australian Conference and claimed a place in the semi-final.
“I am very excited by the opportunity to extend my current Brumbies contract and commit myself to the Brumbies for the next three years,” Samu said in a statement released by the club.
“I feel I have settled in well in Canberra and I have enjoyed every minute of my time here.
"We have a strong bond within our playing group and a lot of quality in every position and I am looking forward to being able to contribute towards the club’s success.”
His consistent performances in Super Rugby earned him international debut for Australia in 2018 and has featured in nine Tests with all of it coming in the same year.
Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar expressed delight on the news of Samu remaining with the club.
“Pete did an excellent job for us in his debut season and we are delighted that he has committed to the club long term,” McKellar said.
“He has settled into the group well, played some outstanding rugby last season and is quickly becoming a leader within our team. His improved physicality is nicely complimented by very good skill, speed and rugby smarts.
"All traits that suit and compliment how we want to play at the Brumbies.
“Pete also offers versatility which is so important to have within a squad over the course of a season. He epitomises the modern backrower with the ability to cover 8, 6 or 7."
Brumbies will kick-start the 2020 Super Rugby season with a clash against Queensland Reds at GIO Stadium on 31st January.