Veteran prop James Slipper has signed a new two-year extension with Rugby Australia and the Plus500 Brumbies, to remain in the nation’s capital until at least the end of 2022.
The 96-Test star moved to Canberra at the end of 2018 and has since featured in every Super Rugby game for the Brumbies over his two seasons at the club.
Slipper made his debut for the Wallabies in 2010 against England in Perth and is now just four Tests shy of becoming Australia’s 11th Test centurion.
Qantas Wallabies prop James Slipper said: “I couldn’t be happier to be staying in Canberra for the next couple of years.”
“The club gave me an opportunity back in 2018 and I want to repay that show of faith by continuing to work hard and play well for the Brumbies.
“I feel like I’m playing some of the best footy of my career at the moment and I have the coaching staff here to thank for that.
“From the minute I walked in the door, I’ve been really impressed by the culture and the family environment we have here at the club and I’m looking forward to plenty more swims in Lake Burley Griffin,” Slipper said.
The Brumbies take on the NSW Waratahs on Sunday afternoon at GIO Stadium with the Brumbies Super W side taking on the Queensland Reds beforehand.
Date of Birth: 06/06/1989
Super Rugby debut: 2010 vs NSW Waratahs (Queensland Reds)
Brumbies debut: Round One 2019 vs Melbourne Rebels, Brumby no. 209
Super Rugby caps: 127
Test debut: 2010 vs England, Perth
Test caps: 96
Test points: 5 (1T)