Ofa Tu'ungafasi signs new two-year deal with Blues

Ofa Tu'ungafasi has played 144 times for Blues
Ofa Tu'ungafasi has played 144 times for Blues

Blues have confirmed that prop Ofa Tu'ungafasi has signed a new two-year contract until the end of 2026.

Tu?ungafasi made his professional rugby debut with provincial side Auckland in 2012 and made his Super Rugby debut with Blues in 2013.

The 32-year-old has racked up 144 appearances for Blues as he is second in the most capped player for the club behind Keven Mealamu with 164 games. He was part of the Championship winning 2014 World Club Tens team and the 2021 Super Rugby Trans-Tasman side.

He made his All Blacks debut in 2016 and represented New Zealand Under 20 in the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship in South Africa.

"The Blues holds a special place in my heart, and I'm honoured to extend my journey here,” said Tu’ungafasi to the club's official website.

“I’m proud to have played so much rugby for one club and it’s been cool to grow as a person and a player with the Blues.

“I take a lot of pride in contributing not only to our Blues community but also to the development of our younger players. It’s great to work with the new front-rowers and I’m committed to ensuring we build strength in that area".

Blues currently are at the top of the Super Rugby Pacific table with 11 wins from 12 matches.