Rugby Australia are pleased to announce Wallabies centurion James Slipper has re-committed to Australian Rugby and the Brumbies until the end of 2023.
The most-capped Test prop in Wallaby gold, Slipper captained the side in their last test of 2021 against Wales in Cardiff, the 114th time he has represented his country.
Slipper has been part of three Wallabies Rugby World Cup squads (2011, 2015 and 2019) and has the unique ability to play on both sides of the scrum, making him a highly valued member of any team he plays in.
Joining the Brumbies at the end of 2018 after nine seasons at the Queensland Reds, the 32-year-old has continued to improve and develop his game, becoming one of the premier props in World Rugby.
A hugely respected player and leader amongst his peers, Slipper won a Super Rugby trophy with the Queensland Reds in 2011, before helping lead the Brumbies to the 2020 Super Rugby AU title.
Wallabies and Brumbies prop, James Slipper said: “I’m really happy to have re-signed with Rugby Australia and the Brumbies until the end of next year.”
“I have a strong desire to be part of a successful 2023 World Cup campaign with the Wallabies and I believe playing my Rugby here in Australia will give me the best chance to do that.
“I’d like to thank the Brumbies for giving me that opportunity and I’m excited to pull on the jersey again in the new Super Rugby Pacific competition.”
Wallabies coach, Dave Rennie said: “James is a top man and massively respected member of our mob and we’re thrilled he’s re-committed to Australian Rugby.”
“There’s no doubt he’s one of the leading props in World Rugby with his rare ability to start a Test match on both sides of the scrum.
“Despite playing more than 100 Tests and nearly 150 Super Rugby games, he’s constantly looking to improve and he’s a got a real hunger to be successful and create a path for others to follow.”
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar, said: “We’re pleased to have Slips stay on with us for another year.”
“His leadership and presence in the group has been evident since his first day at HQ.
“Slips is an incredibly tough and resilient player and person, and he’ll continue to play a big role for the Brumbies in the next couple of seasons.”
Born: 6 June 1989
Place of birth: Gold Coast, Queensland
Super Rugby debut: 2010, Queensland Reds vs NSW Waratahs
Super Rugby caps: 39 (Brumbies); 104 (Queensland Reds)
Test debut: 2010 v England, Perth
Test caps: 114