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Lock Forwards Recommit to Hurricanes

Lock Forwards Isaia Walker-Leawere and Caleb Delany have re-committed to the Hurricanes, which will see the pair remain at the club until the end of 2026 and 2027 respectively.

Both players have been key figures of the Hurricanes team for the past few seasons and have big futures in the game.

Walker-Leawere debuted for the Hurricanes in 2018 and made his Māori All Blacks debut against the USA that same year, scoring two tries in the match.

The 27-year-old said he had no hesitation inking a new deal with his foundation club.

“I’m proud to be signing to be a Hurricane through to 2026,” said Walker-Leawere.

“The Hurricanes has been my home for the past six seasons, and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue playing for the club I call home.”

At just 24-years-old, Delany (CD), who has already racked up close to 30 games for the club, said he is happy that he has secured his future at the Hurricanes.

“I’m very happy,” said Delany.“I love this team, love the club, love where it’s going, and the culture. I’m grateful for the time the Hurricanes have invested in me and gaining all this experience at a young age has been awesome. I’m keen to keep tracking here with the club and see where it all takes me in the future.”

Hurricanes Head Coach Clark Laidlaw said he was pleased to have both players’ futures locked in with the Hurricanes for the next few seasons.

“I’m delighted,” said Laidlaw.

“They’re two quality players who we think have a big future in the team and they’re going to get better. Having an ability to continue to improve is a big part of why we extend players and they’re two players who are excited about getting better and being here long-term.

“While they’ve got a fair bit of experience, their best rugby is still ahead of them. They’re the main stay of the locks in the forward pack so it’s amazing to have them onboard.”

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