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Ben Alexander re-signs with Brumbies

  • Ben Alexander re-signs with Brumbies

    AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 08: Ben Alexander of the Brumbies (C) looks on during the round 16 Super Rugby match between the Blues and the Brumbies at Eden Park on July 8, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Ben Alexander looks set to become the Brumbies' most-capped player after signing a one-year extension with the Super Rugby club.

The 31-year-old veteran prop will stretch his career into a 10th season in 2017, giving him a chance to add to his 129 games and overtake former teammate George Smith's record of 142.

With the likes of Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore, Matt Toomua and David Pocock leaving at the end of the season, Alexander's experience will be vital next year.

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"This is the fifth time we've re-signed Ben which shows you how valuable we believe he is to the club," coach Stephen Larkham said.

"He wants to continue to improve his game and at the same time help younger players coming through the ranks of ACT Rugby.

"Having players like Ben, Christian Lealiifano and Scott Fardy in the side next year will provide us with a level of experience that will be important to the squad."

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