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.