Monday 19 March 2018 / 02:32 AM

Sio Sticks With Brumbies For 2 More Years

UC Brumbies prop Scott Sio will remain with the club for another two seasons after re-signing on Wednesday.

The news comes on the back of both Jarrad Butler and Henry Speight re-committing to the club, both for two years, to all but cement a quality line-up for 2015 and beyond.

In the last month the UC Brumbies have re-signed:

  • Jarrad Butler, 2 years
  • Henry Speight, 2 years
  • Christian Lealiifano, 2 years
  • Matt Toomua, 2 years
  • Nic White, 2 years
  • Jesse Mogg, 1 year
  • Scott Fardy, 1 year

The youngest of the UC Brumbies prop-stocks, Sio came to Canberra on an EPS contract at the start of 2012 but has since gone on to become a regular in the UC Brumbies front row and an option for Ewen McKenzie’s Wallabies.

With four Wallabies caps and a Super Rugby Finals series under the belt, Sio boasts a wealth of experience for such a young player.

Sio said becoming a better prop was one of the major reasons behind him re-signing with the UC Brumbies.

“With Ben Alexander and Stephen Moore here, I really couldn’t ask for a better place to be for the next two seasons,” Sio said.

“Already they’ve had a huge impact on my own career and along with Laurie Fisher and Dan McKellar, I think they provide me with everything I need to become a much better player.

“When I got here I’d only just started playing prop – I was still tossing up whether or not I should have a crack at hooker. I grew up playing No.8 and a bit of flanker, so I was pretty raw in terms of rugby knowledge.

“But I feel comfortable in the front row now, particularly at loose-head. It’s where I feel I can keep improving and have the biggest impact for the team moving forward.”

The son of former Samoan international prop, David Sio, Scott comes from a proven bloodline of quality rugby players. 

Scott Sio

POS: Prop

H/W: 1.87m, 116kg

Club: Tuggeranong Vikings

UC Brumbies Caps: 31

SR Pts: 5 (1t)

SR Debut: 2012 v Sharks, Canberra (Brumbies)

Test Caps: 4

Test Debut: 2013 v New Zealand, Sydney

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