Wallabies and Brumbies backrower Pete Samu commits until end of 2023

Pete Samu has played 19 Tests for Australia
Pete Samu has played 19 Tests for Australia

Wallabies back row Pete Samu has signed a new contract with Rugby Australia and Brumbies until the end of 2023.

Having started his early career with Randwick in 2012, the 30-year-old made his senior debut with provincial side Tasman in 2014 with his Super Rugby debut for Crusaders coming in 2016.

During his time with Crusaders, he went on to make 33 appearances for them while clinching two Super Rugby titles before making a switch to Brumbies in 2019 season.

Samu made his international debut with Australia in June 2018 against Ireland and has featured in 19 Tests and is aiming to break into the 2023 World Cup squad.

“I’m really happy to have my future sorted out early on in the year so I can focus on playing my best Rugby for the Brumbies in Super Rugby Pacific," he said.

“I’ve loved my time here at the Brumbies since coming over in 2018, it’s a special club and my family and I are really settled here in Canberra.

“I feel I’ve got a lot of improvement left in my game and to be able to work alongside world class coaches like Laurie (Fisher) and Dan (McKellar) week in week out will help me achieve that.”

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie is delighted with the news of Samu extending his stay with Australia and Brumbies.

“Pete’s a great team man and we’re thrilled he’s extended his commitment to Australian Rugby.”

“His athleticism and speed are a point of difference across the backrow and we think his best footy lies ahead of him in the gold jersey.

“He’s had an unorthodox journey to get to where he is and you can see how motivated he is to make the most of his opportunities.”