The Brumbies have received a massive boost on the eve of their final Trans Tasman match of the season, with Tom Wright re-signing for another two years with the club.
Wright, who returns to the Brumbies' starting side for Friday's clash with the Highlanders, is one of the highest rated young outside backs in Australia having already scored 16 tries in 35 Super Rugby appearances.
"I'm thrilled to re-sign with the Brumbies and Rugby Australia for at least the next two years," Wright said.
"I said last year when I signed for 2021 that there was no place I'd rather be than at the Brumbies and in Australia at this point in my career, so to have the next couple of seasons locked away is awesome.
"I'm extremely motivated by the challenge to continue to grow and push myself to be the best player and person I can be and hopefully get more opportunities in the gold jersey."
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar was delighted with Wright's decision to recommit to Canberra.
"It's great to know we will have Tom at the club for at least the next two seasons," McKellar said.
"Wrighty is a genuine match-winner and has a lot of improvement in him as well, so he was a high-priority re-signing for the club.
"His leadership and energy around the group has been evident ever since he joined the Brumbies and I've got no doubt he'll continue to grow and be a pillar for the club's success moving forward."
Wright's return to the Brumbies' starting side this weekend only strengthens McKellar's resolve to finish the Trans Tasman competition with a second-straight win.
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The Highlanders must win to book their spot in the Trans Tasman final, and even that may not be enough depending on how the Crusaders and Blues both fare, against the Melbourne Rebels and Western Force respectively.
"You've just got to put them under pressure and if you put them under pressure that pressure builds late in the game, that scoreboard pressure creates a little bit of anxiety and nerves and will force them to play out of areas they may not want to play out of," McKellar said.
"We're just looking to finish off our season, our campaign on a really positive note at home. It's not about spoiling any party or ruining their season, it's more about us.
"Just being at home, wearing a Brumbies jersey, whatever the game is, it's always a special occasion so you never take that for granted.
"Back at GIO as well for a second week which is nice. Being able to go into the off season before this group breaks up, we do it off the back of a win."
A win for the Brumbies would most likely sew up a sixth-placed Trans Tasman finish, which would make them the best performing of the Australian teams following their triumph over the Hurricanes last weekend.