The Wallaby Eddie Jones thinks can grow to be ‘the world’s finest fullback’ re-signs

Coach Eddie Jones believes Tom Wright has the power “to be the world’s finest fullback” after the Wallaby re-signed with Rugby Australia and the Brumbies till the top of 2025.


With the British and Irish Lions Tour on the horizon, Rugby Australia and the ACT Brumbies confirmed on Friday that they’d secured the providers of the star outdoors again.

Wright performed a handful of NRL video games for the Manly Sea Eagles earlier than switching codes in 2018, and went on to make 13 appearances for the Brumbies in his first Tremendous Rugby marketing campaign.

However Wright’s finest rugby was nonetheless forward of him – and probably nonetheless is – with the dual-code athlete happening make his debut for the Wallabies in a Bledisloe Cup conflict in 2020.

Nice gamers make Check rugby look simple, if just for a second, and Wright actually did that. Together with his first contact as a Wallaby, Wright crossed the strive line in Brisbane.

Wright has performed 23 Check matches in Wallaby gold, and would doubtless be thought of a frontrunner for Eddie Jones’ squad for this 12 months’s Rugby World Cup in France.

Clearly, the tremendous coach is an enormous fan.

“Tom has the power to be the world’s finest fullback,” Jones stated. “That’s the problem for him, how way more can he discover?”


As a schoolboy star, Wright juggled each rugby league and union – and he initially determined to pursue a chance within the 13-player recreation with Manly.

However Wright later made the “finest determination I’ve made” by returning to rugby union and signing with the ACT Brumbies.

“I’m completely happy to have my future sorted and to be staying in Canberra with the Brumbies,” Wright stated in an announcement.

“Transferring down from Sydney nearly 5 years in the past now, I had targets and aspirations that the Brumbies helped me obtain.


“A transfer to the Brumbies has been the most effective determination I’ve made and I’m grateful to the membership, coaches and my teammates for his or her assist and I’m excited for the following couple of weeks and the run to finals.

“The possibility to characterize Australia was and is the best honour for me as a participant and like anybody, I’m doing all the pieces I can to verify I can proceed to put on Wallaby gold and obtain success in that jersey.”

At simply 25 years of age, there’s nonetheless a lot progress left in his recreation. There’s a motive that Jones believes he may be “the world’s finest” – the sky is the restrict for Tom Wright.

“We’re thrilled to have Wrighty re-sign with the membership,” Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham stated.

“Everyone knows what Wrighty can do on the sphere, however what individuals don’t see is his management across the group, his voice in coaching and in defence. That’s been part of his recreation that has actually impressed me.

“At 25, he’s solely coming into his prime now however there’s little doubt he has world-class attributes and with increasingly consistency, generally is a pillar of success for this membership shifting ahead.”

The Brumbies are set to host the ladder-leading Chiefs in a trans-Tasman blockbuster in Canberra this weekend.