Ofa Tuungafasi

Ofa Tuungafasi signs on beyond RWC 2023

It makes him the first All Black to re-sign with New Zealand beyond the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

The 28 year old, is also on track to become the Blues' seventh Super Rugby centurion later this month due to play his 99th game in Sunday's game against the Crusaders at Eden Park.

"I am a Blues player through-and-through. I love the club and the people. We are developing something special on and off the field at the club and I want to be part of it for the next few years," he said in a statement.

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The news is a boost for the Blues who have lost first five Bryn Gatland to the Highlanders from next Super Rugby season.

Tuungafasi joins utility back Damian McKenzie, halfback TJ Perenara, flanker Sam Cane and hooker Codie Taylor as All Blacks who will stick around at least two years beyond next year's World Cup in Japan.

Tuungafasi, who has played 14 times for the All Blacks and 63 times for the Blues, has also re-signed with his Auckland Mitre 10 Cup province.