Ryan and Lachlan Lonergan are looking to cap off their long-term extensions with a win as the Brumbies prepare for the Highlanders.
The brothers became the first two players to sign with Australian Rugby until the end of 2025, ensuring they will be in Australia by the time the British and Irish Lions return down under.
Having come through the Brumbies' pathways, the siblings couldn't imagine playing anywhere else as the 'package deal' commit to the nation's capital for the foreseeable future.
“It’s awesome to stay here for another three years,” hooker Lachlan Lonergan told reporters.
“It’s always what we wanted to do, play for the Brumbies, so to lock away for another three years is good news.
“We enjoy playing Rugby together, we’re good mates and enjoy each other’s company so it's just like the rest of the boys here…we’re always looking to do something together if we were to head somewhere else,” brother Ryan added.
“It’s just nice knowing we can settle in and really look towards achieving the goals we’ve set for ourselves.”
With their future locked in, the focus turns to Super Round and the return to Trans-Tasman opposition as they prepare to face the Highlanders.
“It’s going to be a good challenge, it’s kind of like a brand new season,” Lachlan noted. “Especially coming off the bye, the boys are looking forward to it and we’re keen to rip in.
“We’re not going to change what we’ve been doing. We’ve soon glimpses of good rugby but we need to do that for 80 minutes. If we can do that, we’ll put up a good challenge.”
After pushing the Crusaders to the limit in the opening round of last year's Trans-Tasman, the Brumbies remained confident they can build off their lone win in 2021.
“We’ve got to have the mentality we can beat them, otherwise you’re starting off on the wrong foot,” Ryan believes.
“I’ve got no doubt we’ve got the team here to be able to challenge the (Kiwi) teams and win.”