Brumbies and Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore will be staying in Australia until at least 2016 after he signed a contract extension.
Brumbies and Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore will be staying in Australia until at least 2016 after the front-row signed a contract extension.
The 31-year-old, who became the 81st player to captain the Wallabies earlier this year, made his Test debut in 2005 against Samoa in Sydney.
Moore missed most of the 2014 season with a torn ACL in his left knee, but is expected to return to full health to lead the Brumbies in 2015.
Moore is the most capped hooker in Australian Rugby’s history and is part of an elite crop of Wallabies that have recorded over 50 Test wins.
His international achievements include two IRB World Cups, a British and Irish Lions Series and Rugby Championship silverware in 2011.
“For me to have another year in Australian Rugby is exciting and invigorating. There were options for me to continue my playing career overseas but with a young family I thought the best option was to stay in Canberra and with the Brumbies,” Moore said.
“I’m grateful to the ARU and Brumbies for the opportunity for me to continue my career in Australia. I’m looking forward to the next two seasons.”