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Horne recommits to Waratahs and Wallabies

17/03/2011 09:04:21 PM Comments (0)

Exciting outside centre Rob Horne has re-signed with the Australian Rugby Union and the NSW Waratahs for another two years.

Horne joins the ever-expanding list of players who have recommitted their futures to the game in Australia in recent weeks.

He is the sixth member of last year's Test squad to update their ARU contract this year.

Horne last year become the 839th player to represent Australia in Test matches when he made his debut for the Wallabies against Fiji.

The 21-year-old went on to play six Tests before an elbow injury brought a premature end to his international season.

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans is delighted that Australia has retained Horne's services.

"Rob's decision to stay in Australia is another important signal that the players are committed to the future," Deans said on Thursday.

"In his case, he has a lot to offer and is only really just getting started in his career.

"In that context, it is significant that he has chosen to stay in Australia to continue his development as opposed to seeking out opportunities offshore."

The new deal will see Horne remain with the Waratahs until the end of 2013.

Horne said he considered a number of different options before deciding to continue his Super Rugby career with NSW.

"I was in a good position where I had a number of options to consider and it allowed me to have a good look at what else is out there," he said.

"There were some tempting offers on the table but I feel privileged to stay at the club which gave me my first opportunity in rugby.

"I feel like I've still got a lot to achieve here. I've had a few disruptions with injury which is frustrating but once you get over the disappointment it makes you work even harder to get back on the field and contribute to the team's success."

There have been mixed fortunes for Horne in recent weeks with the midfielder forced to spend time on the sidelines after injuring his elbow against the Crusaders in round three.

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