The Brumbies have announced that young Canberra-born scrumhalf and Junior Wallabies captain Ryan Lonergan has signed a new two-year deal to keep him at the club through the 2019-2020 Super Rugby seasons.
Lonergan, who led his country in the recent U20 World Rugby Championship in France, made his Brumbies debut as a teenager when he replaced Argentinean international Tomas Cubelli in the 65th minute of the match against the Chiefs in Hamilton on 15 July 2017.
“We are delighted that Ryan has signed on with the club for a further two years,” head Coach Dan McKellar commented.
“Ryan is the current Australian Under 20s Captain and he is another player who has come through our Junior Pathways system. Ryan possesses a strong passing and kicking game, defends well and is also a threat with the ball which is an important trait for any modern-day halfback.
“If Ryan continues to work hard and develop his game he will enjoy a long professional career at the Brumbies.”
Educated at Trinity Christian College in Canberra, Lonergan has been a mainstay of the successful Tuggeranong Vikings team in the Griffin Legal John I Dent Cup and has also been a regular for the Canberra Vikings in the National Rugby Championship (NRC) competition.