Plus500 Brumbies backrower Lachlan McCaffrey has extended his contract with the club until the end of 2020 after signing a new deal.
McCaffrey, who is in his second stint with the Brumbies having made eight appearances in his first stay in 2014, re-joined the club for the 2018 season and has since become an influential player in the Brumbies pack.
His dynamic ball carrying, physicality in the tackle and at the breakdown, and his leadership qualities have all shone during last season and this season with the club.
“I’m very happy to have extended my deal with the club,” McCaffrey said.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time back in Canberra with the Brumbies.
"I’m enjoying my rugby and want to continue to help the Brumbies to be successful.
“The atmosphere and culture of this group, both on and off the field, is amazing and we are all pulling for each other and working hard to help bring another Super Rugby championship to the Plus500 Brumbies and our supporters.
“Canberra is a fantastic place to raise a family and I am looking forward to doing that with my partner Tash and our new arrival, baby Harper.”
McCaffrey claimed a try on his first match back for the Brumbies, the win in Tokyo last year, and has since gone on to increase his Super Rugby appearances total to 35 with six tries under his belt.
“Locky is a senior player in our team and is now part of the leadership group,” Head Coach Dan McKellar commented.
“He brings a lot of qualities on the field, as well as off it. He drives standards and accountability in both games and training.
“Locky is a very natural footballer with a point of difference. He has tremendous skill for a backrower and sees space and opportunity on the field very well.
"They are all qualities that suit the way we now play at the Brumbies.”
The Plus500 Brumbies next home match will be on Saturday 15 June against the Reds at GIO Stadium.
Kick-off is at 7.45pm and tickets are available from www.ticketek.com.au.