Rugby: Crusaders sign Lee-Lo

Rey Lee-Lo. Photo / Getty Images
Rey Lee-Lo. Photo / Getty Images

The Crusaders have signed Hurricanes midfielder Rey Lee-Lo for two years from next season.

"Lee-Lo has signed a two year contract to play for the Crusaders in the 2014 and 2015 Investec Super Rugby seasons,'' Crusaders chief executive Hamish Riach said this evening.

"We look forward to embracing him in the Crusaders culture.''

Lee-Lo played his debut Super Rugby season with the Hurricanes last year after being part of the Chiefs development squad in 2011.

He will continue to play provincial rugby with Counties Manukau.

Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder said Lee-Lo was an attractive prospect after solid seasons with both Counties and the Hurricanes.

"We looked carefully at his performance during this year's Super season, and he had some great statistics. He is a strong, physical back who will be a useful addition to our squad, bolstering our mid-field stock,'' Blackadder said.

Lee-Lo said he was excited to be joining the Crusaders camp and looked forward to training and playing alongside some of New Zealand rugby's most experienced and highly-regarded players.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for me and one I could not pass up,'' he said.

- APNZ

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