The Brumbies have confirmed outside back Solomone Kata has re-signed with the club for the 2022 season.
Kata made the switch to rugby union in 2020 after an impressive stint with the New Zealand Warriors.
The 25-year-old, who is currently playing for Auckland in the Bunnings NPC, was excited to return to the nation's capital after an injury-interrupted 2021.
“I’m very happy to be staying with the Brumbies,” he said in a statement.
“Me and my family have settled into Canberra, and the club have supported me really well since making the switch back to rugby.
“2021 was a difficult season with injuries but I was really happy to get some games under my belt towards the end of the season, and I’m excited to get some more minutes with Auckland before getting back to the Brumbies ready to go for 2022."
This was shared by Dan McKellar, who praised Kata's attitude and energy as he looks to compete for a position in their backline alongside the returning Jesse Mogg.
"We’re thrilled Sol will be back with the team for at least next season,” he added.
“His energy and presence at training has been fantastic since joining us in 2020 and while he had some struggles with injury last season, he made an impact during Super Rugby Trans-Tasman and a few months with Auckland will help him return for preseason with more rugby under his belt.
"We have good options on the wing and in the midfield and including Sol in that mix is great for us, not only for our depth but also for competition for places, so we're excited about what he can bring for the side again in 2022."
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