Mann-Rea extends Brumbies stay

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 07:45
Large josh mann rea

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea has re-sign a new contract which will see his stay in the nation’s capital for a further two years after racking up his 50th appearance for the franchise in 2017.

The twice-capped Wallaby international hooker made his Brumbies debut as a 31-year-old in 2013 against the Rebels, impressing with his brief cameo off the bench in a winning effort.
 
"I am pleased to be able to extend my deal with the Brumbies," Mann-Rea commented.
 
"My time at the club has been memorable and I still feel I have a lot to offer the franchise. I felt that I have played some good rugby this season and am looking forward to repeating that next year.
 
"We have a strong culture at this club and have some exciting young talent coming through. I am delighted that I will be able to play my part in helping to mentor the up-and-coming Brumbies,"
 
Brumbies Head Coach Stephen Larkham said he was happy to have Mann-Rea back on board for next year.
 
"Josh brings a lot of experience to the squad and is a real leader of the group," Larkham said.
 
"He has been a stalwart of the franchise for several years now and has always given a fully committed performance. His will and determination are well known and he leads by example from the front.
 
"Hooker is a tough position to play and Josh’s experience in that role and his desire to keep on getting better and improving year-on-year are admirable qualities and the Brumbies are fortunate to have secured his signature,"
 
2014 was a breakout season for Mann-Rea, the Narromine born hooker becoming a regular fixture in the Brumbies team. His strong form earned him a call up into Ewen McKenzie’s Wallabies squad for the 2014 Rugby Championship, he would go on to make two appearances for the side.
 
The 36-year old has established himself as the Brumbies first choice rake, filling in admirably for the departed Stephen Moore.
 
Mann-Rea has started ten games for the Brumbies in 2017, scoring two tries and continuing to be one of the most consistent hookers in Australian Rugby.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 23 June 2017
South Africa A v French Barbarians 18h00 Orlando Stadium
Sat, 24 June 2017
Fiji v Scotland 02h30 Suva
Japan v Ireland 04h40 Tokyo
Australia v Italy 05h00 Suncorp Stadium
New Zealand v B&I Lions 07h35 Eden Park
South Africa v France 15h00 Johannesburg
Canada v United States 19h00 Calgary
Argentina v Georgia 19h15 Estadio Ciudad De La Plata
Tue, 27 June 2017
Hurricanes v B&I Lions 07h35 Westpac Stadium
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 13 6 0 7 33
Waratahs 13 4 0 9 19
Force 13 4 0 9 17
Reds 13 3 0 10 17
Rebels 13 1 1 11 8
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 14 14 0 0 63
Hurricanes 14 11 0 3 54
Chiefs 14 11 1 2 53
Highlanders 14 10 0 4 46
Blues 14 7 1 6 37
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 12 7 0 5 30
Cheetahs 13 3 0 10 16
Bulls 12 3 0 9 15
Sunwolves 12 1 0 11 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 13 12 0 1 56
Sharks 13 9 1 3 42
Jaguares 12 5 0 7 24
Kings 12 4 0 8 19