Scots Old Boy and Wallaby, Sam Carter has been announced as on field Captain of the Brumbies for the 2017 Super Rugby Season.
Carter, capped thirteen times by the Wallabies alongside 79 Super Rugby appearances for the Brumbies is relishing the opportunity of a leadership role.
“It’s a huge honour for me, I’m really excited about the season ahead,” Carter said.
“He [Stephen Larkham] told me a couple of weeks ago and it was a little bit of a shock but it was also something I wanted, I was confident that I could fulfil the role.”
“We’ve got huge leaders in the team, we’ve got blokes with massive experience and that can only help moving forward. The boys in the team really look up to them and that makes my job easier.”
A product of rugby nursery The Scots College in Sydney, Carter has been a force at lock for the Brumbies since making his debut in 2011.
Sam's father David also a Scots Old Boy played for the Waratahs and Wallabies around the same time as other Scots Old Boys, Waratahs and Wallabies Bill Calcraft and Tim Gavin.
Never one to take a step back, the 2m tall workhorse was included in the Wallabies 2015 World Cup squad despite suffering a knee injury prior to the tournament.
Carter’s determination to return from injury is just one of the many reasons he is now regarded as the premier-tight-head lock in Australian Rugby.
The Scots Rugby Community wishes Sam all the best for the coming season and we look forward to seeing Dave and Sam at a Scots home game some time this season.