Rugby: All Blacks, Chiefs forward Luke Jacobson recommits to NZ Rugby until 2025

Luke Jacobson.
Luke Jacobson. Photo credit: Getty Images

All Blacks forward Luke Jacobson will remain in New Zealand until 2025, after inking a new deal with NZ Rugby and the Chiefs.

The 18-test international has extended his contract a further two seasons, after helping guide the Chiefs to the Super Rugby Pacific final earlier this year.

The versatile loose forward's impressive form earned him a spot in coach Ian Foster's Rugby World Cup squad. He feaured in the pool matches against France, Namibia and Uruguay during the team's run to the final in France.

"I'm stoked to signing on with the Chiefs, Waikato Rugby, and NZR for another two years," said Jacobson. 

"I love representing these teams and am very proud to be able to call myself a Waikato/Chiefs man and also and All Black.  

"I'm hungry to succeed with these teams and tick off a few unticked boxes."

Chiefs coach Clayton McMillan says securing Jacobson's services for two more years is a huge boost to his team's fortunes.

"Luke is an outstanding player," said McMillan. "He's a workhorse, a consistent performer and considered a real warrior within our group.  

"Luke leads by example both on and off the field. He isn't one to waste words and prefers to let his actions speak for themself.  

"In the absence of some senior players who have moved on, I have no doubt Luke will play an integral part providing the leadership and guidance our younger players will be looking for."