Tevita Kuridrani is staying with the Brumbies after re-signing with Rugby Australia until the end of 2020, while fellow Wallaby centre Samu Kerevi has confirmed that he will leave the Reds to sign with Top League side Sungoliath Suntory.
Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani re-signed with Rugby Australia (RA) and the Brumbies, extending his deal until the end of 2020.
Kuridrani, a veteran of 58 Tests, last featured for Australia in late 2017, having suffered a pectoral injury in 2018.
The 28-year-old signed a one-year extension with RA and the Brumbies, who are top of the Australian Conference in Super Rugby.
"I am very pleased to have signed this extension to my current contract. Canberra has been my home for a long time now and I love playing for the club in front of our fans who have always been very good to me," Kuridrani said.
"It's a good group of players and staff here and we are like one big family. Canberra is a beautiful place to live and I and am looking forward to making some more happy memories with both the Brumbies and the Wallabies."
Queensland Reds' captain Samu Kerevi has confirmed this season at the Reds – at least for the next three years – will be his last. On Friday, the 25-year-old confirmed he had signed a three-year deal overseas.
“I’ll be heading overseas after this year,” Kerevi told reporters in Brisbane, “I’m signed overseas.
“Tough decision in the end, but it was something that I had to think about, not just for myself, but for my family especially.
“There are other factors as well, but when I came down to the decision my family, especially my little brother was the main reason why (I opted to leave). Like I said there’s other things to it, but that was the main reason.”
The announcement comes after 18 months of negotiations.
Tevita Kuridrani made his Super Rugby debut in 2012 and has gone on to feature 119 times for the Brumbies. Samu Kerevi has scored 5 tries in 25 tests for the Wallabies and 26 tries in 72 Super Rugby games for the Reds.