Centre Tevita Kuridrani of the ACT Brumbies runs the ball forward against the Reds.

Centre Tevita Kuridrani of the ACT Brumbies runs the ball forward against the Reds. Photo: Matt Bedford

Hard-running ACT Brumbies centre Tevita Kuridrani has bucked the trend of Australian Wallabies stars signing with overseas clubs, resisting the overtures of rich offers to declare "Canberra feels like home".

It's understood the Fijian powerhouse has re-signed with the Brumbies and the Wallabies on an upgraded deal which will keep him in Australian rugby for at least the next two years.

It's a massive boost for the Brumbies and an even bigger shot in the arm for the ARU as cashed-up European club swoop on Wallabies stars, including Nic White, Bernard Foley, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Sekope Kepu and Will Genia.

Kuridrani has established himself as the Wallabies' first-choice outside centre and he wants to take his game to a new level this year as he settles into the Brumbies line-up.

Next up is a blockbuster clash against cross-code superstar Sonny Bill Williams when the Brumbies play the Waikato Chiefs on Friday night, giving an early insight to a potential World Cup midfield battle.

Williams played his first game for the Chiefs on Saturday night since ending his two-year stint in the NRL to focus on his World Cup goal with the All Blacks.

"Everyone knows Sonny Bill and that he's a pretty good ball carrier, I'll watch his game and see what I can work on for next week," Kuridrani said.

"Whether that's to attack him or see what his game is like. I'm looking forward to the challenge, I've always watched him on TV but never had the chance to play against him.

"I'm really looking forward to playing against him and we got our season off to a good start."

The Brumbies got their Super Rugby season off to a blistering start with a 47-3 win against a lacklustre Queensland Reds outfit on Friday night.

Kuridrani bounced back to the form that he produced last year, which saw him cement himself as the Wallabies' No.13 and he caused the Reds midfield havoc in the opening round record triumph.

He is the powerful outside centre Australia has been lacking in recent years, oozing talent and an ability to destroy opposition defensive lines.

The 23-year-old's contract expires at the end of this year. But the ARU targeted Kuridrani as a priority signing for the future and they've nabbed their man on an upgraded deal.

The contract is yet to be announced by ARU hierarchy, but it's some positive news as NSW Waratahs and Wallabies playmaker Foley appears certain to move to Japan after the World Cup.

"I think this is my fifth year in Canberra after moving down here from Brisbane. It just feels like home, I've got new friends and family here and it just feels like home to me," Kuridrani said.

The Brumbies scored six tries to nil in their 44-point rout against the Reds.

"It was a good start to the season, the forwards gave us front-foot ball and that made it easy for the back line to finish it off," Kuridrani said.

"But the game against the Reds is done now. We're focused on the Chiefs, we played them in the grand final [in 2013] and they got us, it's always tough to play them in New Zealand but we're looking forward to that."