Powerful loose-forwards Faifili Levave and Jack Lam have both re-signed with the Hurricanes for next year which takes the number of contracted players contracted to the franchise to 21.

Levave was a big contributor to the Hurricanes forward pack this season and notched up his 50th Super Rugby cap last Friday night against the Chiefs.

The 26 year-old said: "I am stoked to be with the Canes again next season. This year the boys have really stepped up and we will only get better with the more experience we have together. To be a part of that future is exciting."

Lam, the 2011 Hurricanes rookie of the year, has also signed for another season and said: "I'm happy to be staying with the Hurricanes. I love this place and couldn't see myself being anywhere else next year."


Hurricanes Coach Mark Hammett was delighted with Levave and Lam's commitment to the franchise.

"We now have all our loose forwards, except Victor [Vito] who is in discussions with New Zealand Rugby Union, signed up for next season, which is a great result considering the top form they were in this year."

The Hurricanes finished their Super Rugby campaign in eighth position, narrowly missing the playoffs.