New Zealand international Tyrel Lomax will feature for Hurricanes next season after signing a four-year deal with the Super Rugby club.
Lomax started his professional rugby career with Canberra Vikings in 2015 and has featured for Melbourne Rising, Rebels and Tasman before joining Highlanders in 2018.
The 23-year-old has also played for Australia U20 and Maori All Blacks and went on to make his New Zealand Test debut in 2018 which was also his only appearance in the international arena that came against Japan in Tokyo.
“His potential is obvious for everyone to see. He’s a very impressive young man who is developing his game at a rapid rate. He is a powerful player, has a strong skill set and we are really excited about working with him,” said head coach John Plumtree.
“It’s great to be able to bring Tyrel back to the Wellington region where we know he will receive a lot of support and quickly establish himself in the Hurricanes club.”
Hurricanes chief executive Avan Lee lavished praise on Lomax and welcomed him to the club.
“Having talked to Tyrel we know that he will make a big contribution to the Hurricanes moving forward.
"Tyrel is a significant signing for us. It is an area we want to strengthen and we believe we have the perfect person to help us do that.”