All Blacks and Crusaders flyhalf Richie Moúnga signed a new 3-year deal with the All Blacks on Friday.
This will come as great news for New Zealand supporters as a lot of stars have already signed overseas deals.
All Blacks scrumhalf Aaron Smith and centre Ngani Laumape have also signed contract extensions with the All Blacks.
Mo’unga will definitely be in the All Blacks World Cup squad together with Beauden Barrett as the flyhalfs.
The 24-year-old said he has unfinished business in New Zealand.
“I’m really fortunate to have had some amazing opportunities with Canterbury, the Crusaders, and the All Blacks, and I feel there is still plenty I want to achieve in New Zealand rugby, which was a huge motivation for me to re-commit,” he said.
“I want to keep striving to be the best I can be, which ultimately is why I’ve made the decision to stay in this environment.”
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is also very delighted that Mo’unga is staying.
“It’s great that he’s staying, as he is only going to get better and better,” Hansen said.
“He made a great start last year in his first All Blacks season and we look forward to him going to an even higher level this year. It’ll be exciting to watch just how far he can go.”
Many consider Mo’unga in better form currently than Beauden Barrett.
The Crusaders flyhalf made his international debut in 2017 and has played in 10 tests.
He has also played in 50 Super Rugby matches since making his debut in 2016.
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