Alexander commits to Brumbies


Ben Alexander has agreed a new one-year deal with the Brumbies. 

The veteran prop has extended his career with the Super Rugby outfit into a 10th season, as he closes in on the team's all-time appearance record.

The 31-year old Australia international has played 129 matches for the Brumbies since scoring a try on his debut against the Queensland Reds in 2008 and is now just 13 games short of George Smith's record of 142.

"I am extremely grateful for the opportunities rugby has given me both in Canberra and around the world," Alexander told the team's official website.

"When I weighed everything up in deciding my future, it became quite clear that I wanted to be with the Brumbies in 2017.

"I feel like this team is moving in the right direction and will continue to have plenty of success over the next few years."

Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham added: "This is the fifth time we've re-signed Ben, which shows you how valuable we believe he is to the club.

"He wants to continue to improve his game and at the same time help younger players coming through the ranks of ACT Rugby.

"Having players like Ben, Christian Lealiifano and Scott Fardy in the side next year will provide us with a level of experience that will be important to the squad."