Eddie Jones has made his first significant signing as Wallabies coach, securing Allan Alaalatoa’s services through to the 2027 Rugby World Cup.
The Brumbies prop has signed a contract extension that will keep him Down Under and competing in Super Rugby.
He’ll be available for the British and Irish Lions tour in 2025 too, the first in Australia since 2013.
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“I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to continue my career in Australian Rugby,” said Alaalatoa.
“The chance to continue to build a life for me and my family in Canberra and come to work every day at a club that means the world to me is special and I’ll be proud to continue wearing the Brumbies jersey for the next four years.
“It’s an exciting time for rugby in Australia and I’m really looking forward to this year where we have the chance to do something great at both the Brumbies and with the Wallabies.”
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Alaalatoa, who captained the Wallabies briefly during last year’s Spring Tour, has plenty of accolades.
In 2022, he took out the Brumbies Players’ Player of the Year for a third time.
He also claimed his second RUPA Medal of Excellence, an award voted on by all Australian players in Super Rugby.
“Allan is a great man and it’s a huge positive for all Australian Rugby supporters that he’s re-committed long-term,” Rugby Australia CEO Andy Marinos said.
“He’s hugely respected by the rugby community and an outstanding role model, who sets an example for others to follow both on and off the field.
“With 62 Tests for the Wallabies, a player of his experience committing to the long-term future of the game in Australia is significant and there’s no doubt he has a real desire to bring success to the gold jersey.”
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Alaalatoa is the first player to commit to the Wallabies jersey for the 2027 Rugby World Cup in Australia.
Since making his debut in 2016 against New Zealand, Alaalatoa has racked up 62 international caps and 114 matches in Super Rugby.
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