PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 19: Scott Fardy of Australia looks on during the international match between France and Australia at Stade de France on November 19, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Wallaby Scott Fardy has turned his back on Australian rugby, signing with Irish side and European powerhouse, Leinster.

The 30-Test back rower will leave the Brumbies after 82 Super Rugby matches for the club.

“Scott has been a fantastic player for the Brumbies during his spell with the club,” Brumbies chief executive Michael Thomson said.

“Whilst we are obviously disappointed that Scott has decided to move on, we thank him for his service for the club and wish him all the best for the future.”

Meanwhile, Sam Carter has signed a contract extension with the Brumbies, keeping him at the club until 2019.

“We have an exciting team here at the Brumbies with an excellent blend of experienced heads alongside some top-quality youngsters and I am excited to be part of the continuing success of the club,” Carter said.

“The Brumbies are very special to me and have been a major part of my rugby career and it’s great to be able to be settled and in an environment I know very well.

“There are lots of positive vibes around the club and I am looking forward to playing my part.”