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Sport Brumbies sign Wallabies halfback Nic White

14:55  09 october  2019
14:55  09 october  2019 Source:

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Nic White (born 13 June 1990 in Scone, Australia) is an Australian rugby union player who plays for Exeter Chiefs in England’s Premiership Rugby. His playing position is scrum- half .

The Brumbies play in navy blue, white and gold kits. The team plays at GIO Stadium (formerly known as Bruce Stadium and Canberra Stadium) in Canberra and is currently coached by former Wallabies fly- half Stephen Larkham. The Brumbies traditional colours are navy blue, white and gold.

The Brumbies have signed Wallabies incumbent halfback Nic White on a two-year deal starting from the 2021 Super Rugby season.

Nic White© Dan Mullan/Getty Images Nic White White, 29, played for the Brumbies between 2011 and 2015 before a stint in Europe. He re-signed with Rugby Australia this year so he could play at the World Cup.

The crafty No.9 has unseated Will Genia as Australia's first-choice halfback and will start in the Wallabies' final World Cup pool game against Georgia on Friday.

White made his Test debut in 2013 and has played 29 times for the Wallabies, starting in five of their eight games this year.

He will be available for the Wallabies in 2020 and finish his contract at English Premiership club Exeter Chiefs, before joining the Brumbies for their 2021 and 2022 campaigns.

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The Brumbies have re- signed emerging halfback Nic White for just one more Super Rugby season, with the Wallaby -in-waiting making it clear he yearns to play overseas at some stage. White , 22, has established himself as the Brumbies ’ leading halfback over the past two seasons

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"The Brumbies is home for me, and Canberra is home for my family, so to know that my future is set and that I'll be back at the Brumbies. It's so exciting," White said..

"Right now, I'm completely focused on the Rugby World Cup and the Wallabies, and I look forward to getting back to the Chiefs and ripping in with them, but again, knowing I'll be returning to a place and a club I love is really special."

Brumbies academy graduate White made 67 appearances in his first stint with the Canberra-based franchise, scoring 162 points.

He played two seasons for French club Montpelier in the Top14 competition and the last two for Exeter.

"We are thrilled to have Whitey returning to the Brumbies," head coach, Dan McKellar commented.

He's a world-class player, a player who demands very high standards of himself and expects the same of others. His work ethic, competitive nature and leadership will be so important to our squad when he returns."

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