Wing Andy Muirhead signs new two-year deal with Brumbies

Andy Muirhead made his Super Rugby debut for Brumbies in 2017
Andy Muirhead made his Super Rugby debut for Brumbies in 2017

Brumbies have confirmed that winger Andy Muirhead has penned a new two-year deal with the Super Rugby club.

The 27-year-old started his professional rugby career with Counties Manukau and also represented Brisbane City before moving to Canberra Vikings in 2017 - the same year which saw him make his debut for Brumbies.

He has made 37 appearances for the club since the 2017 season and has scored 11 tries in it.

“I’m really happy to be staying at the Brumbies for the next two years," he told the official website of the club.

“The club gave me an opportunity to play professional rugby, to live out my dream and I feel this is the best place for me to continue my career.

“Canberra is like home for me now, and with the friends I’ve made both in our squad and with Royals, there’s no place I’d rather be than at the Brumbies.”

Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar expressed his delight on retaining the services of Muirhead.

“We’re delighted that Andy will be staying at the Brumbies for at least the next two seasons.”

“He’s a classic Brumbies success story, a player who didn’t get a lot of opportunity at the start of his career but since he’s been part of the program has just excelled.

“We brought Andy into the group off the back of his performances at club level and with the Runners and he’s become a quality Super Rugby player.

“We talk a lot about making sure the character of a player fits the club, not just their ability on the field and Andy fully represents that."

Brumbies have already sealed a final spot in the ongoing Super Rugby AU with six wins from seven games and will lock horns with Queensland Reds in the final round of the league stage on Saturday.