Caleb Clarke signs contract extension with New Zealand and Blues

Caleb Clarke has played five Tests for New Zealand
Caleb Clarke has played five Tests for New Zealand

Caleb Clarke becomes the latest player to recommit his future with New Zealand Rugby after signing a contract extension until at least 2024.

The 23-year-old also has penned a new deal with Blues and Auckland after being part of them since 2018 making 37 appearances for the club.

Clarke made his New Zealand debut in the 2020 Rugby Championship clash against Australia and has featured in five Tests - all of it coming in the same year.

“I would not want to be anywhere else than to be at the Blues. We have a fantastic environment and the boys work so hard together and have a lot of fun at the same time," he told Blues' official website.

Blues Head Coach Leon MacDonald is delighted with Clarke extending his stay at the club.

“Caleb possess qualities that are so exciting in the modern young player,” said MacDonald.

“He is a superb athlete, a trained sprinter who possesses speed and power and outstanding ball-skills. Best of all, he is an outstanding young man, dedicated athlete and good person.”