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Lolesio inks new deal with Australian Rugby

Sun, 08/05/2022, 8:00 pm
Rugby Australia
by Rugby Australia
Noah Lolesio has re-committed to Australian Rugby until the end of 2024. Photo: Getty Images
Noah Lolesio has re-committed to Australian Rugby until the end of 2024. Photo: Getty Images

Rugby Australia and Brumbies Rugby are proud to announce flyhalf Noah Lolesio has re-committed to Australian Rugby until the end of 2024.

The 22-year-old rose through the Australian rugby pathways to earn his Wallaby debut in 2020, having steered the Brumbies to a Super Rugby AU title in his maiden season in the professional ranks.

He has since gone on to make 29 appearances in Brumbies colours, as well as nine appearances in Wallaby gold, with seven of those starting in the number 10 jersey.

Born in Auckland but raised on the Gold Coast, Lolesio relocated to Canberra straight after graduating from The Southport School, where he cut his teeth at the Tuggeranong Vikings and Canberra Vikings in the John I Dent Cup and National Rugby Championship respectively.

A member of both the Australian Schoolboys and the Junior Wallabies, he started at inside centre in the side that fell agonisingly short in the 2019 U20 Rugby World Cup final.

Wallaby number 934, last year, Lolesio helped the men in gold secure their first home Series win since 2014, with his two penalty goals in the first and third Tests against France proving the difference.

Wallabies and Brumbies flyhalf, Noah Lolesio said: “I’m really grateful to be able to re-sign with Rugby Australia and the Brumbies.

“Achieving some of my goals, like representing the Wallabies, has been a dream come true, but I’ve still got a lot of things I want to achieve in both a Brumbies and a Wallabies jersey.

“Being part of a great group at the Brumbies with guys I’ve been playing with for a long time is something I value highly and off the back of training well, and putting in good performances, getting the opportunity to be a part of the Wallabies setup is amazing, so I’m just stoked to be staying.”

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie said: "We're thrilled Noah has re-committed to Australian Rugby for another two years."

"He's a confident young man, whose developing composure under pressure is evident at both Super Rugby and Test level.

"His skillset continues to improve, and we believe him staying in Canberra and Australian Rugby is going to be the best place for him to realise his potential."

Brumbies head coach, Dan McKellar said: “It’s fantastic for the Brumbies to have Noah locked in.”

“Noah’s a player of tremendous potential, he’s developed well in our program and everyone at the Brumbies believes he’ll only continue to get better as he gets more and more time in the saddle.

“Retaining him was a high priority for everyone involved in Australian rugby so it's an exciting day for the club and a no doubt a proud day for Noah and his family.”

Noah Lolesio

Position: Flyhalf

Height: 178cm

Weight: 89kg

Born: 18 December, 1999

Place of birth: Auckland, New Zealand

Super Rugby debut: 2020 v Queensland Reds, Canberra

Super Rugby caps: 29

Test debut: 2020 v New Zealand, Sydney

Test caps: 9

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