Christian Lealiifano has returned from a stint in Ireland to be named as Brumbies co-captain for the 2018 season.
The flyhalf was initially named as co-captain with Sam Carter for the 2017 campaign but missed most of the year after being diagnosed with leukaemia in 2016.
The 30-year-old entered remission last year, after which he moved to Ireland and enjoyed a five-month spell with Ulster.
‘Christian comes back to the team having benefitted enormously from his time with Ulster in the Pro14,’ Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said. ‘Having that game time under his belt will be a big bonus heading into the Super Rugby season and he has hit the ground running at training.
‘Both Sam and Christian did a good job as co-captains last season showing excellent leadership both on and off the field
‘In reappointing them for the new season we are maintaining our continuity of leadership and I am certain that they will both have a big impact in the role during the year. It’s important for our captains to have the respect of their teammates and both Sam and Christian definitely have that.’
Lealiifano made 17 appearances for Ulster and scored 47 points.
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