Seta Tamanivalu to join BNZ Crusaders in 2017
- Published: Thursday, 29 September 2016 02:29
The BNZ Crusaders have signed sensational back Seta Tamanivalu for next season.
Tamanivalu launched his Super Rugby career with the Chiefs in 2015 but will move south to play his third Super Rugby season with the Christchurch-based side.
Born in Fiji and formerly an Under 18 Fiji Rugby League representative, Tamanivalu burst onto the New Zealand rugby scene in 2012 when he was selected in the Taranaki national provincial team. In 2013 he was named Taranaki’s most promising player of the year, and in 2014 he was recognised as New Zealand’s Player of the Year in the national provincial competition.
His obvious talent and superb form earned him call-up to the All Blacks squad this year for the three test series against Wales, getting his debut off the bench in the first game.
BNZ Crusaders Head Coach Scott Robertson says Tamanivalu is an incredibly exciting signing for the team.
“Seta is such an impressive player, and will add some real power and strength to our backline in 2017. He is exactly the sort of player we have been looking for to complement our squad, so we couldn’t be more excited to have him on board,” Robertson said.
Tamanivalu, currently in Argentina with the All Blacks squad, said the offer to play for the BNZ Crusaders next year was an opportunity he did not want to miss.
“I am grateful for my time at the Chiefs and everything I have learned there, but this is a fantastic opportunity for me to develop in a different environment. I have long respected the Crusaders as a highly driven and successful team, so I am excited to be a part of that next year,” Tamanivalu said.
Jack Goodhue extends BNZ Crusaders contract to 2019
- Published: Wednesday, 21 September 2016 01:41
Exciting BNZ Crusaders centre, Jack Goodhue, has committed to the team until 2019.
Super Rugby draw released: BNZ Crusaders to kick off 2017 season at home
- Published: Monday, 19 September 2016 22:29
The BNZ Crusaders will host the Brumbies at AMI Stadium on Saturday 25 February to kick off their 2017 season.
Secure your seat for BNZ Crusaders vs Lions in 2017!
- Published: Monday, 19 September 2016 01:59
History will be made in 2017 when the BNZ Crusaders host the British & Irish Lions for the first time at AMI Stadium on Saturday 10th June, and season ticket holders have a chance to be there with an exclusive ‘right to buy’ offer.
Jason Ryan appointed to BNZ Crusaders coaching team
- Published: Friday, 16 September 2016 06:18
The BNZ Crusaders have completed their coaching roster for 2017, appointing Jason Ryan as the Assistant Coach Forwards.