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Nic White will remain in the Australian Capital until at least the end of 2016 after signing a two year contract extension with the University of Canberra Brumbies on Thursday.
The nippy scrumhalf first arrived in Canberra in 2010 as an Academy player, having already represented Australia at Under 20s level and the Australia A Schoolboys. Since then he has gone on to become one of Australia’s leading scrumhalves and to cement himself in the UC Brumbies No.9 jersey over the last five years.
“My time here has always been positive and it’s been good to work things out so I can stay for another two years,” White said.
“The results this team has produced over the last 12 months speak volumes about the quality of the program. I’ve been lucky enough to get a chance with the Wallabies and it’s been a pleasure to enjoy that part of my career with so many Canberra-based teammates.
“I’m still learning from Steve Larkham each week. He’s a fantastic sounding board for me to bounce ideas off and I’m excited by the prospect of working with him for two more years. Last year we came close, and there is an opportunity to go even further with this group this year and into the future. Being a part of that was too good an opportunity to pass up.”
White is the fastest players to the ruck of any Australian scrum half, has one of the longest boots in the game and often tackles players 30kg above his playing weight. Like all good scrumhalves, White is brave in defence and boisterous in attack, guiding his Wallaby laden forward pack around the ground.
With Matt Toomua signing a three-year extension on Wednesday, the UC Brumbies have sealed their Australian Championship winning halves combo for the foreseeable future. Like Toomua, White made 10 appearances for the Wallabies last season and is closing on 50 UC Brumbies caps, currently sitting on 44.
H/W: 173cm, 82kg
DOB: 13/06/1990, Scone
SR Caps: 44
SR Debut: 2011 v Reds, Brisbane