Luke Campbell in a past Mitre 10 Cup action. Photo courtesy/

Perenara’s replacement Luke Campbell unveiled by Hurricanes

Super Rugby side Hurricanes have confirmed the signing of scrumhalf Luke Campbell for the 2021 season, from Mitre 10 Cup side Bays of Plenty Steamers.

With co-captain TJ Perenara bowing out of Super Rugby for 2021 to take up a contract in Japan, Campbell’s signing adds another halfback option to the mix alongside Jonathan Taumateine, and Jamie Booth who is out due to injury.

In a club statement, Hurricanes head coach Jason Holland said he’s excited about his new aquistion, saying the move helps increase his squad depth.


“Luke has impressed as a quality 9 with all the skills required for super rugby.  His consistency of pass and kick will be vital to how we want to play the game,” he said.

The 25-year-old, also from a club statement, described the move as a dream come true, saying he is excited to return to his home town Wellington.

“It’s hard to describe how it feels, but it really is a dream come true. The decision was an easy one, being from Wellington I grew up supporting this team and always wanted an opportunity to be a part of it,” he said.

Hurricanes kick start their 2021 Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign on February 27, when they host last season’s second place finishers, Blues.


Dave Mwaura

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