Taliauli pens new Brumbies deal
Canberra - Brumbies wing Lausii Taliauli has extended his stay with
Canberra-based outfit after signing a new two-year deal with the franchise.
A former Australian Sevens representative and NRL player
with the Gold Coast Titans, Taliauli has been with the Brumbies for three
seasons now, making 15 appearances and scoring three tries.
Taliauli made his debut for the Brumbies in Round One 2015
against the Reds and immediately impressed with his footwork and top
The 24-year old has not appeared for the Brumbies in Super
Rugby in 2017 after suffering a torn ACL in the pre-season fixture against the
Australian Barbarians at Viking Park.
Taliauli said he was ecstatic to be re-signing with the
“I am very excited to be re-signing with the Brumbies for
the next two seasons,” Taliauli commented.
“This year has understandably been a disappointing one for
me on a personal level after I got injured in pre-season. I felt my form had
been good leading into that match and to suffer the knee injury was a blow.
“My recuperation has gone very well and I am delighted that
the Brumbies will be my home for the next two Super Rugby competitions. I hope
to come back fully fit and push for a starting place next year.
“I would like to thank the Brumbies medical team who have
been excellent in helping me recover and getting me back in a position where I
can give my best on the field.”
Brumbies assistant coach Dan McKellar said he was looking
forward to working with Taliauli for the next two years.
“We are very happy that Lausii has agreed to a new two-year
deal with us here at the Brumbies,” he said.
“Lausii is a wing that has genuine try scoring ability.
Importantly, he brings size and physicality to the back-line. Although he has
been unlucky with injury this season, we are confident that he will return to
full fitness and reach his potential in our program.”