Brumbies extend Wallaby winger
The Brumbies have announced the re-signing of Wallabies winger Henry Speight.
Speight’s contract extension will keep him at the Canberra club until the completion of the 2019 Super Rugby season, and in Australia for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
30-year-old Speight has 98 Brumbies caps to his name to go along with his 35 Super Rugby tries.
Completing his schooling at Hamilton Boys’ High School, Speight made his Brumbies debut in 2011 against the Chiefs.
“I am very happy to have extended my contract with the Brumbies for another year and I looking forward to continuing to play in front of the Brumbies supporters,” 19-test veteran Speight commented.
“This is a wonderful club to play for and I have enjoyed many happy memories with this team. We have a close group of players who all get on well together and I am excited to be a part of the future of the Brumbies.
“The Brumbies are a very special club and is a very well-run organisation. We have some tremendous young talent, alongside some older heads, which is a really good mix and our coaching staff is excellent. I am excited for the challenges ahead.”
Head coach Dan McKellar was excited by the news of Speight’s retention.
“Henry is a senior player and a very popular member of the club and the Canberra community,” McKellar commented. “He has been at the Brumbies a long time now and is a leader within our group. He is an international winger and is a very dangerous player.
“Henry is the kind of player who can identify and take an opportunity. He has got good speed, is a powerful footballer and brings a lot of experience to our group in attack and defence.”
The Brumbies will next be in action when they host the Waratahs in an Australian derby match.