Codie Taylor, the hooker of All Blacks, Crusaders and Canterbury, has become the latest top-tier player to re-commit to the long-term New Zealand Rugby and extend your contract until 2025.
Taylor, 30, has played 66 Tests for the All Blacks since he debuted in 2015 and was part of the 2015 World Cup winning team. In addition, the forward has now added 103 games for the Crusaders since the start of his career. career in 2013.
“I am enormously grateful to have another opportunity to play in New Zealand, especially given the current Covid situation around the world.”Taylor said adding: “There is a lot I want to accomplish with the Crusaders and hopefully the All Blacks in the years to come, and I’m looking forward to playing at home for my teams and in front of our fans.”
In this way, Taylor is following in the footsteps of senior players Ardie Savea, Sam Cane and Joe Moody, who recently announced NZR contract extensions beyond 2023, joining Patrick Tuipulotu, Ofa Tuungafasi and Samisoni Taukei’aho.