All Blacks debutante loose forward, Gareth Evans has signed an extension of contract to his stay with Hurricanes until the end of the 2020 season.

Evans, who made his first appearance with his national side during the Test against Japan, has decided to extend his time with the Canes. The forward joined Hurricanes at the start of the 2018 season on a short contract and was one of the standout players of the team during the 2018 Investec Super rugby and now wants to stay even longer with the team.

The Hurricanes General Manager, Ben Castle, expressed his delight in the forward’s decision and remarked “We saw just how good Gareth was throughout last season and he certainly made his presence felt. It was good reward for all his hard work to see him playing for the All Blacks.”

He added, “He is a player who will offer our club a lot over the next two seasons on and off the field.”

Gareth had however been released to take up a short two months contract with Japanese club, NTT Docomo. The short contract is to ram from November 3rd until the end of the year after which Gareth will return to Hurricanes to honour his contract extension.

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