Brumbies have announced that Irae Simone has signed a two-year contract extension, committing his future to the club until the end of 2022.
Simone arrived in Canberra from Sydney in 2018 and played his first season for the Brumbies last year, featuring in 16 of the Brumbies' 18 Super Rugby fixtures, starting both the quarter-final and the semi-final.
A former New Zealand Schoolboys Under-18s representative, Simone moved to Australia in 2014, spending two years at NRL club South Sydney before returning to rugby at Norths in Sydney's Shute Shield competition.
It was in there in Norths' 2016 Premiership year he was named Rookie of the Year, before stand out performances in the NRC landed him at the Waratahs for the 2017 and 2018 Super Rugby seasons.
Since his arrival in Canberra, Simone has also represented the Canberra Vikings in the NRC and is affiliated with the Uni-Norths Owls in the John I Dent Cup.
The 193cm and 103kg, Simone developed a formidable midfield pairing alongside Tevita Kuridrani last year and will be looking to build on his debut season at the club in 2020.
Simone started at inside centre in the Brumbies opening fixture last Friday night, scoring the club's first try of the season.