Dave Dennis and Rob Horne sign contract extensions with Australia

Last Updated: 28/07/13 10:23am

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Dave Dennis: New deal with Australia

Dave Dennis: New deal with Australia

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Flanker Dave Dennis and centre Rob Horne have extended their contracts with Australia.

New South Wales Waratahs flanker Dennis has extended his deal with the ARU through until the 2015 World Cup whilst his club team-mate Horne has signed a one-year extension.

Dennis, 27, has won 15 caps for his country but did not feature for the Wallabies in their recent 2-1 series loss to the British and Irish Lions.

"I really want to keep working hard to try and get back in the Test fold and contribute to winning a first ever Super Rugby title with the Waratahs," Dennis said.

Inside centre Horne, 23, came off the bench in the second Test victory over the Lions to win his 15th cap.

They join Wallaby forwards, Liam Gill, James Slipper and Rob Simmons in agreeing contract extensions this month.

Dennis, Gill, Slipper and Simmons were included in new Australia coach Ewen McKenzie's 40-man training squad for the forthcoming Rugby Championship against New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina this week, though Horne missed out on a place.

The Wallabies begin their campaign on August 17 at home to the All Blacks in Sydney.

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