Ioane sticks around at Crusaders
Cape Town - Crusaders
chief executive Hamish Riach has confirmed that former Wallaby wing
Digby Ioane will stay at the Crusaders until the end of 2018.
Ioane recently told Fox Sports that being at the Crusaders had
reignited his love for rugby and revitalised his career despite making
just three Super Rugby appearances in the previous campaign.
Riach has said there are a number of reasons as to why Ioane signed
two separate one-year deals instead of a combined two-year deal.
"It was a slightly complicated structure to the deal," Riach said.
"It wasn't a normal contract, in that we did two one-year deals, for a
whole lot of reasons.
"While we always expected it was the equivalent of a two-year deal,
there was that possibility that Digby might have decided to potentially
make other choices for that second year.
"We've loved having him, he's been a really popular member of the group. It's been a win-win.
"We always had the strong assumption that Digby was coming for those
two years, so the fact he has confirmed that is great and it's exactly
what we hoped to hear him say. We're delighted and looking forward to
him doing year two with us."