As players from across Australia become increasingly lured by the financial incentives of plying their trade overseas, Australian Rugby can as a whole breathe a sigh of relief that Tevita Kuridrani has re-signed with the Aquis Brumbies.
Australian rugby teams have always produced light-footed outside backs, but having the ammunition and nuts and bolts up front hasn’t necessarily been as easy to find.
The John I Dent Cup’s 77th season gets underway this weekend with seven premier clubs all eyeing to be the one who lifts the Cup on Saturday 8 August.
Wallabies flanker David Pocock will return via the Aquis Brumbies bench this Sunday when the team travels to Sydney to take on the Waratahs.
Aquis Brumbies and Wallabies outside centre Tevita Kuridrani will remain in Canberra and Australian rugby for the next two years having re-signing on Tuesday morning.
A bonus point and a clean sheet on the road keeps the Aquis Brumbies on top of the table after putting the Reds away 29-0 in Brisbane on Saturday.
The Aquis Brumbies will have the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the Australian conference when they take on the Reds away in Brisbane on Saturday night.
Aquis Brumbies coach and world champion fly-half, Stephen Larkham will be lacing the boots for the Australian Defence Force Old Boys to take on the Richard Harry led Silver Foxes (the name for the ex-Wallaby team) in a charity rugby match later this month.
The Aquis Brumbies remain unchanged from the side which beat the West Australians last Friday night.
Sam Carter, Josh Mann-Rea and Scott Fardy have all recommitted to ACT rugby for two more seasons, with the Aquis Brumbies making the announcement on Tuesday.