Plus500 Brumbies flanker Tom Cusack has signed a new contract that will keep the dynamic flanker at the Canberra-based side until the end of 2021.
Cusack, who made his Super Rugby debut for the club in 2017 against the Rebels in Melbourne, is well known for his athletic ability and tireless energy, honed on the World Sevens Series circuit with the Australian national side.
It was a skill-set that led to Cusack taking part in the Rio Olympic Games and he will adorn the national jersey in the Sevens game once more following the 2019 Super Rugby Season as he joins the Sevens squad between Brumbies seasons.
“It’s fantastic to have signed a new contract at the club that will allow me to fulfil both my Super Rugby and Olympic ambitions,” Cusack commented.
“It was an easy decision for me to stay in Canberra with the calibre of management and players that we have here. That quality has enabled myself to develop my game further.
“This is an exciting time in my career and I am looking forward to developing as a player in both formats.”
Cusack made such an impact on the fifteen-a-side game that he was honoured by his peers at the 2017 RUPA Awards, being named as the National Rugby Championship [NRC] Player of the Year as his undoubted talent shone throughout.
“We are happy that Tom has committed to the Brumbies,” Head Coach Dan McKellar said of the announcement.
“He is a Canberra boy who has come through our pathway system and developed into an important member of the Brumbies squad.
“He’s a quality young bloke who is developing into a very good leader and has performed consistently for the Brumbies over the past two seasons. We are looking forward to seeing how Tom continues to develop as a top-quality back-rower.”
The Plus500 Brumbies season continues on Saturday 11 May when the Sunwolves provide the opposition at GIO Stadium in Canberra.
Kick-off is at 4.05pm and tickets are available from www.ticketek.com.au.
This match will be preceded by the Brumby Runners playing the Japan A Wolf Pack with kick-off for that match at 1.05pm. Gates open at 11.45am for the Primary Schools Tens Championship Finals.