Franks re-signs with All Blacks

2014-05-01 09:32
Owen Franks (Gallo Images)

Wellington - All Blacks prop Owen Franks has signed on to stay with New Zealand beyond next year's Rugby World Cup and through to the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour, officials said on Thursday.

The veteran tighthead has inked a deal committing him to the All Blacks and Super Rugby club, the Crusaders, until 2017, the New Zealand Rugby Union said.

"It's great news that we have someone of Owen's standing in the game re-signing - not only for the Crusaders but for the All Blacks as well," All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said.

"He's a world-class player who brings a real physicality to his position."

Franks, 26, has played 54 Tests for the All Blacks since making his debut in 2009, including their World Cup win over France in 2011.

Read more on:    new zealand  |  super 15  |  rugby


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Most Read


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Habana believes in younger Boks
All Blacks ready for a 'hell of a battle'
Barnes to ref Boks, Wales clash
Brave Blossoms: 'Sport heroes of Japan'
Love 2 Meet

Take a photographical trip down memory lane and remind yourself of how the Springboks fared in their five previous Rugby World Cup campaigns. In addition, pick your all-time Springbok Rugby World Cup Dream Team and you could win R3 000!

Latest blogs

The Springboks will face Wales in the 2015 Rugby World Cup quarter-finals at Twickenham on Saturday. Who will walk away victorious?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.