Julian Savea signs contract extension for Hurricanes

Julian Savea rejoined Hurricanes in 2020
Julian Savea rejoined Hurricanes in 2020

Former All Blacks wing Julian Savea is amongst the three players to have signed contract extension with the Super Rugby Aotearoa club.

Savea previously represented Hurricanes between 2011 and 2018 and returned back for a second stint in 2020 and is the second most capped player for the club with 126 appearances behind TJ Perenara, who has played 140 games. He has also scored 53 tries for the club.

The 30-year-old also had represented the All Blacks in 54 Tests scoring 46 tries and was part of the squad that won the 2015 World Cup.

Reed Prinsep also has committed his future to the club for the next two seasons. He joined Hurricanes in 2017 after switching from Crusaders and has played 60 times for the club. Lock Scott Scrafton also extended his stay by another year after shifting from Blues in 2020 and has made 17 appearances for the club.

“All three players have shown just what it means to them to play for the Hurricanes and they continue to make a significant impact on our club," said head coach Jason Holland to the official website of the club.

“Our coaching group knows the importance of having good leaders in the mix to help bring the next crop of quality Hurricanes players through, so we’re delighted these players have shown their desire to continue with us.”

Hurricanes are positioned last in the Super Rugby Aotearoa table after managing a solitary win from six games.

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