Ngani Laumape commits to New Zealand and Hurricanes

Ngani Laumape has played 10 Tests for New Zealand
Ngani Laumape has played 10 Tests for New Zealand

New Zealand Rugby and Hurricanes have confirmed that centre Ngani Laumape has pledged his immediate future with the All Blacks and the Super Rugby club at least until 2021.

The 25-year-old winger made his professional rugby debut with Hurricanes in 2016 and also features for provincial side Manawatu in the Mitre10 Cup.

“It was a decision that I feel really happy with and it also gives me and my family security to know where we will be to at least the end of 2021,” he said.

The 25-year-old made his debut for the All Blacks during the drawn series against British and Irish Lions and he scored a try in his second game for Steve Hansen's side.

He was also prolific in New Zealand's 31-69 win over Japan in Tokyo last November when he scored a hat-trick and has featured in 10 Tests including the European tour at the end of 2018.

“Ngani is part of a crop of outstanding young All Blacks who are taking their opportunities on the international stage, and we congratulate him on his decision," said All Blacks coach Hansen.

“He’s a talented footballer and really maturing and growing his game in the midfield position. We look forward to seeing Ngani in the All Blacks and Hurricanes jerseys for some years to come.”

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