27 Oct Moore re-signs with Brumbies through to 2016
Stephen Moore will remain with the Brumbies post 2015 Rugby World Cup after announcing a one year contract extension on Monday.
Teetering on the edge of 150 Super Rugby games and 100 Tests, Moore will almost certainly become Australia’s most experienced player during his next term with the Brumbies.
With 131 Super Rugby games and 92 Tests, the Brumbies and Wallabies Captain finds himself behind only George Gregan (SR 136, Tests 139), George Smith (SR 142, Tests 111) and Nathan Sharpe (SR 162, Tests 119) at the top of the list.
But with the potential to add another 30 Super Rugby and Wallabies caps to his tally, Moore’s legacy will be remembered amongst the game’s greats.
“For me to have another year in Australian rugby is exciting and invigorating. There were options for me to continue my playing career overseas but with a young family I thought the best option was to stay in Canberra and with the Brumbies,” Moore said.
“Community and is very important to me and it’s very important to our team. We are fortunate to have fantastic support in Canberra from all walks of life which really made the decision to stay for another year much easier.
“I believe the Brumbies are working towards more success and it’s nice to be given an opportunity to be a part of that until at least the end of 2016.
“I’m grateful to the ARU and Brumbies for the opportunity for me to continue my career in Australia. I’m looking forward to the next two seasons.”
Moore arrived in Canberra in 2008 on the back of four season with the Reds out of Brisbane. He quickly established himself as the club’s No.1 hooker, ably filling the void left by departing Brumbies legend, Jeremy Paul, who left Australia for Gloucester.
Moore’s Wallaby debut came three years earlier against Samoa in Sydney and he has remained one of the most consistent performers in Australian rugby for the following nine seasons.
H/W: 186cm/ 112kg
SR Caps: 131
SR Debut: 2003 v Bulls, Pretoria (Reds)
Test Caps: 92
Test Debut: 2005 v Samoa, Sydney