Blues captain and Trans-Tasman Super Rugby winner Patrick Tuiblot has renewed his contract with New Zealand rugby until 2025. In it, it states that the 28-year-old will have a retirement year to play. Japan’s best league and then return to Maori land.
The second tier will go to Japan after the All Blacks campaign, with the result that next year’s super rugby season will not return to New Zealand until mid-2022.
“In some ways, winning the Trans-Tasman Super Rugby title has made the decision easier for me because we took that weight through the blues. It’s a tough decision because the blues have grown well as a team,” added Tuiblodu: “I’m excited about the new experience abroad. I will do my best. Similarly, I look forward to coming back. Blues because my house is in Auckland “.
Tuiblotu is expected to confirm his club abroad in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the Blues said they will name their captain for the 2022 Super Rugby season when the team meets again at the end of the year.
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