Rugby: All Blacks trio re sign with NZRU

All Blacks wing Cory Jane is likely to play out his career in new Zealand after signing a new four-year deal with the Hurricanes and New Zealand Rugby Union until 2017. Photo / Getty Images.
All Blacks wing Cory Jane is likely to play out his career in new Zealand after signing a new four-year deal with the Hurricanes and New Zealand Rugby Union until 2017. Photo / Getty Images.

Three more All Blacks have committed to New Zealand Rugby through until and beyond next year's World Cup.

Outside backs Israel Dagg and Cory Jane have signed with the NZRU and their franchises until the end of the 2017 season, while lock forward Luke Romano has signed through to 2016.

The NZRU's now locked in 27 All Blacks squad members for the World Cup.

Jane has played 69 games for the Hurricanes since his debut in 2007 and he has committed his future to the franchise on the eve of their new Super Rugby campaign. They played their final pre-season game against the Crusaders in Levin today and Jane has made his way back from the knee injury that sidelined him for the last Super Rugby season.

"Cory's an extremely valuable member of our unit, not only through his leadership skills, but also his ability to relax the group,'' Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett said. ``We all know he's the funny guy, but he mixes that well with knowing when he needs to step up and fulfil his senior role in the team.''

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