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Crusader #263 Zach Gallagher heading to the Hurricanes

Zach Gallagher will play for the Hurricanes in 2025.


The lock debuted in the Bunnings Warehouse NPC with Canterbury in 2020, and with the Crusaders in 2022 – the same year he represented his country with the All Blacks XV.



He has since earned 19 caps at Super Rugby Pacific level with the club. He is Crusader #263.


“Playing for the Crusaders was always a childhood dream of mine, and now I can always say my professional career started with Canterbury and the Crusaders,” Gallagher said.


“I’ve been lucky enough to have such a high calibre of people around me, from team mates to coaches and staff. I wouldn’t be in this position without their help and support.”


The Christ’s College alum has signed a one-year deal with the Wellington-based franchise, whose impressive run to the 2024 DHL Super Rugby Pacific finals was undone by the Chiefs in the semi-finals at Sky Stadium.



“It hasn’t been an easy decision but I’m definitely looking forward to the shift north, being around new people and challenging myself in a new environment,” he said.


“I’m excited to explore a new challenge, a new opportunity and something different with the Hurricanes.”