The Brumbies have signed Wallabies halfback Nic White on a two-year deal starting from the 2021 Super Rugby season.
White, 29, played for the Brumbies between 2011 and 2015 before a stint in Europe. He re-signed with Rugby Australia this year so he could play at the World Cup.
The crafty No.9 has unseated Will Genia as Australia’s first-choice halfback and will start in the Wallabies’ final World Cup pool game against Georgia on Friday.
White made his Test debut in 2013 and has played 29 times for the Wallabies, starting in five of their eight games this year.
He will be available for the Wallabies in 2020 and finish his contract at English Premiership club Exeter Chiefs, before joining the Brumbies for their 2021 and 2022 campaigns.
“The Brumbies is home for me, and Canberra is home for my family, so to know that my future is set and that I’ll be back at the Brumbies. It’s so exciting,” White said.
“Right now, I’m completely focused on the Rugby World Cup and the Wallabies, and I look forward to getting back to the Chiefs and ripping in with them, but again, knowing I’ll be returning to a place and a club I love is really special.”
Brumbies academy graduate White made 67 appearances in his first stint with the Canberra-based franchise, scoring 162 points.
He played two seasons for French club Montpelier in the Top14 competition and the last two for Exeter.
“We are thrilled to have Whitey returning to the Brumbies,” coach Dan McKellar commented.
“He’s a world-class player, a player who demands very high standards of himself and expects the same of others. His work ethic, competitive nature and leadership will be so important to our squad when he returns.”