Super Rugby: Vince Aso headlines five re-signed Hurricanes

Vince Aso.
Vince Aso. Photo credit: Photosport

Utility back Vince Aso headlines a host of young Hurricanes to re-sign with the Super Rugby franchise.

Aso has often been mentioned in dispatches by All Blacks coach Steve Hansen and will remain in Wellington until the end of the 2022 season, along with prop Alex Fidow.

Openside flanker Du'Plessis Kirifi, lock James Blackwell and prop Xavier Numia have also committed until the end of 2021.

Hurricanes rugby general manager Ben Castle believed the collective signing of the group would greatly benefit the players and the club.

"These players are talented young men with big futures, who have been part of the Hurricanes family for some time now," he said. "We are very pleased to have them with us for the next few seasons at least.

"They are all very motivated individuals, who have a strong desire to see the Hurricanes succeed."

Hurricanes head coach John Plumtree was looking forward to continuing to work with the players over the next few seasons.

"While our focus is very much on 2019 and getting the job done now, we still have to look closely at the future and locking in this group of players allows us to do that," he said.

"All of the players we have signed are already contributing a lot to the squad's performance, but the coaching group really believe they can continue to get better and that is something they all want to do."

The Hurricanes name their squad to face the Stormers at 6pm on Thursday.

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