Lucas swaps Waratahs for Brumbies

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:44
Large matt lucas waratahs 2017 800

NEWS: Brumbies have signed scrumhalf Matt Lucas on a two-year deal that will see him join the team for the 2018 Super Rugby season.

The 25-year old has spent the previous five seasons with the Waratahs, making 33 appearances and scoring fourteen points.
 
Born and raised in Queensland, Lucas represented the Australian Under-20s at the Junior World Cup in 2011 and 2012 before signing for the Waratahs prior to the 2013 season.
 
The scrumhalf has also represented the Sydney Rays in the National Rugby Championship since the competition's inception in 2014, skippering the side since 2015.
 
Lucas said he was ecstatic to be joining the Brumbies.
 
"I am excited to be moving to the Brumbies and I am looking forward to getting to Canberra, settling in and producing my best," Lucas said of his move from Sydney.
 
"The Brumbies have offered me a fantastic opportunity to come down to Canberra and be a part of such a proud and successful franchise. This is something I don't take lightly and I can't wait to do my best and hopefully add to the Brumbies proud history.
 
"We have two very good young scrumhalves at the Brumbies in Joe Powell and Ryan Lonergan, and I am looking forward to working with them in order for us, as a team, to be able to push towards winning another Super Rugby title.
 
"I very much enjoyed my four years with the Waratahs and thank them for giving me my start in professional rugby. But now I am fully focused on doing my best to earn a spot in the Brumbies squad and pull on that famous jersey in the Super Rugby competition in 2018."
 
Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar was happy to have secured the services of Lucas for the next two seasons.
 
"It's great for the Brumbies that we have managed to sign a scrumhalf of the quality of Matt," McKellar said.
 
"Matt is experienced when it comes to Super Rugby having played over thirty matches for the Waratahs and is no stranger to the professional game.
 
"Matt has a strong pass, kicks well off both feet and is a threat in attack. He is also a very good defender and is happy to get stuck in.
 
"We welcome Matt to Canberra and I am sure he will be a great addition to the Brumbies."

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sun, 24 September 2017
London Irish v Northampton Saints 13h00 Madejski Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Wasps 14h00 Sandy Park
Fri, 29 September 2017
Sharks v Golden Lions 17h00 Durban
Newcastle Falcons v London Irish 18h35 Kingston Park
Worcester Warriors v Saracens 18h35 Sixways
Sale Sharks v Gloucester 19h00 AJ Bell Stadium
Glasgow Warriors v Treviso 19h35 Scotstoun Stadium
Leinster v Edinburgh 19h35 RDS Arena
Scarlets v Connacht 19h35 Parc y Scarlets
Sat, 30 September 2017
Griquas v Free State Cheetahs 12h00 Kimberley
Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs 13h00 Welford Road
Munster v Cardiff Blues 13h30 Thomond Park
Northampton Saints v Harlequins 14h00 Franklin's Gardens
Cheetahs v Ospreys 14h00 Bloemfontein
Wasps v Bath 14h00 Ricoh Arena
Zebre v Ulster 14h35 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
South Africa v Australia 15h05 Bloemfontein
Dragons v Kings 18h35 Rodney Parade
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 6 0 9 34
Force 15 6 0 9 26
Reds 15 4 0 11 21
Waratahs 15 4 0 11 19
Rebels 15 1 1 13 9
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
Hurricanes 15 12 0 3 58
Chiefs 15 12 1 2 57
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 51
Blues 15 7 1 7 37
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 15 14 0 1 65
Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28