Quartet extend stay at Hurricances

Hurricanes won the Super Rugby title in 2016
Hurricanes won the Super Rugby title in 2016
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Hurricanes have confirmed a quartet of players including latest All Blacks internationals Ngani Laumape and Vaea Fifita have penned new deals with the Super Rugby club.

Laumape made his All Blacks debut during the recently concluded series against British and Irish Lions in which he featured in the second and third Test. The 24-year-old wing is associated with Hurricanes in 2016 and the new contract will keep him with the Super Rugby champions for another two seasons.

He is now looking forward to his opportunity with Hurricanes as he bids to build his career.

"Coming back to rugby union from rugby league in 2016 was a massive challenge, but the Hurricanes coaches have made the transition a lot easier and I've loved every minute," Laumape said.

"The Hurricanes environment has really helped me develop my game and I can't wait to continue that progress over the next two seasons."

Fifita, who plays at lock featured for New Zealand against Samoa and is part of Hurricanes since 2015 and has signed a three year deal with the club.

The 25-year-old is confident that his career is heading in the right direction with Hurricanes.

"I've learned so much since joining the Hurricanes in 2015 and I feel very lucky to have been part of the club over the past three years," he said.

"Representing the All Blacks was a dream come true and I'm thankful to the Hurricanes coaching staff for helping me realise my potential.

"I know I still have a long way to go and the Hurricanes is the right place for me to continue my career."

Matt Proctor and Geoff Cridge have also signed two and one-year contract extension respectively with Hurricanes, who are positioned second in New Zealand Conference with 11 wins from 14 matches.

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