Hurricanes have confirmed that Pepesana Patafilo and Jackson Garden-Bachop have inked new contracts with the Super Rugby club for the 2022 season.
A former Samoa Under 20 international, Patafilo started his career with Waikato in 2018 before switching to Wellington a year later. He went on to make his Super Rugby debut for Hurricanes earlier in the year and will remain with the club for the 2022 season of the Super Rugby Pacific.
“This is a team I grew up watching, and to be a part of it for another year is quite honestly a dream come true," he told the club's official website.
"I’m excited to continue to grow my game with the Hurricanes and whatever opportunity comes my way, I will embrace. I know the sky is the limit for me and I’m just getting started".
Meanwhile, Garden-Bachop, a former New Zealand Under 20 international has been with Wellington since 2013 and had a brief stint with Melbourne Rebels before making his debut for Hurricanes in 2018.
The 27-year-old has made 19 appearances for the club since then.
“Extremely grateful to be offered another year with the Hurricanes. I really love this team and I love playing for my hometown," he said.
"I don’t take it for granted. Excited to link up with the boys who I’ve played alongside over the last few years, but also connect and grow with the new players joining the squad for the first time.
"Looking forward to working with and being challenged by some young 10s who have big futures ahead of them".