Shaun Stevenson signs new contract with New Zealand Rugby and Chiefs

Shaun Stevenson has played 84 games for Chiefs
Shaun Stevenson has played 84 games for Chiefs

All Black Shaun Stevenson has extended his stay with New Zealand Rugby, Chiefs and North Harbour after signing a new contract until 2025.

Stevenson made his professional rugby debut with provincial side Waikato in 2015 with his Super Rugby debut for Chiefs coming a year later. He made his debut for North Harbour in NPC in 2017 and has featured for the Chiefs in 84 games.

The 26-year-old was one of the leading try scorers in this year's Super Rugby Pacific and made his Test debut against Australia in the Bledisloe Cup in August. He also had represented New Zealand Under 20, Maori All Blacks, Barbarian and All Blacks XV in the past.

Chiefs head coach Clayton McMillan is delighted in securing the services of Stevenson at least until 2025.

"He has gained a lot of confidence through consistent performances, is a seasoned professional and has that X-factor quality.

"His vision and anticipation, speed and long kicking game help shape defences and create opportunities to attack."

Meanwhile, North Harbour Rugby head of performance Alex King is thrilled to have Stevenson re-commit.

"His profile and presence in our community is one that a lot of aspiring young players see which inspires them to want to follow in his footsteps.

"We know Shaun has achieved the highest level, but we also know he has goals that remain unfulfilled."