Levave and Lam to stay with Hurricanes for 2013

Loose forwards Faifili Levave and Jack Lam have both extended their contracts with the Hurricanes for the 2013 Super Rugby season.

Levave and Lam’s signing takes the Hurricanes’ number of contracted players for next season to twenty one.

Levave has been a big contributor to the Hurricanes forward pack this season and after notching up his 50th Super Rugby cap last Friday night against the Chiefs, his experience is immense.

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.”

The 2011 Hurricanes Rookie of the Year, Lam has also signed for another season. Lam 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.

“Faifili’s work rate this year has been massive. He was fourth in the team this season with the amount of tackles made but second when you look in comparison to minutes played.”

“Jack is a consistent performer and hard worker on and off the field. He is a big team player and it is great to have him back for 2013.”

“We now have all our loose forwards, except Victor who is in discussions with NZRU, signed up for next season which is a great result considering the top form they were in this year.”

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