The Brumbies have re-signed lock Sam Carter while officially announcing Scott Fardy’s departure.
Carter will extended his contract to keep him at the club through to 2019 while Fardy will join Leinster on what is believed to be a two year contract.
Carter, who is co-captain of the team for the 2017 Super Rugby campaign, has played 80 times for the club will lead the team into action against the Sharks at GIO Stadium this weekend.
“I am delighted to commit to the Brumbies,” Carter told the Brumbies website.
“I am looking forward to helping the club prosper this season and in the years to come.
“We have an exciting team here at the Brumbies with an excellent blend of experienced heads alongside some top-quality youngsters and I am excited to be part of the continuing success of the club.
“The Brumbies are very special to me and have been a major part of my rugby career and it’s great to be able to be settled and in an environment I know very well. There are lots of positive vibes around the club and I am looking forward to playing my part.”
Born in Tamworth Carter, a product of The Scots College in Sydney, has been a force at lock for the Brumbies since making his debut in 2011 and Head Coach Stephen Larkham was effusive in his praise of the second-rower.
“Sam’s re-signing sends out a positive message throughout the club,” Larkham said. “He is a well-respected individual within the playing group and leads from the front.
“His performances are consistently good and we are very pleased that he has extended his stay at the Brumbies.
“As captain of the side Sam brings a great deal of knowledge and experience of the game to the role. He has been a mainstay at the Brumbies for a few years now and it’s exciting to see that he will be there showcasing his skills in Brumbies colours until 2019.”
Meanwhile, CEO Michael Thomson commented on Fardy’s departure.
“Scott has been a fantastic player for the Brumbies during his spell with the club,” Thomson said.
“Whilst we are obviously disappointed that Scott has decided to move on, we thank him for his service for the club and wish him all the best for the future.”