Super Rugby
Callum Gibbins signs onto Hurricanes for 2016
ESPN Staff
April 13, 2015
Gibbins will remain at the Hurricanes for another year © Getty Images

Hurricanes flanker Callum Gibbins has signed a contract extension for 2016. The 26-year-old joined the Hurricanes wider training group in 2013 and after two years signed a full contract in 2015. Featuring in all but one match for the Hurricanes this season, Gibbins has been a large part in the Hurricanes unbeaten run so far this season and assistant coach Richard Watt said he has become a great team player.

"Having been in the environment for a couple of years now, he's the kind of guy who has become a very, very good professional rugby player," Watt said. "This year he has stepped up and taken the opportunities he's been given, and we saw that against the Bulls in Pretoria where he really proved he was ready.

"He's a good bugger and a great team man - very selfless - and we're pretty happy to have him with us for another year."

Enjoying his time in the New Zealand capital, Gibbins said he was excited to get the opportunity to extend his contract with the unbeaten side.

"I think having two years in the wider training group gave me a good base to work from, and it probably made me that much hungrier to try for that full contract as well," Gibbins said. "When I got that I was pretty happy, but to be getting a bit of game time and then being able to sign on for another year as well - it's pretty exciting.

"It's been an awesome year so far with both the Turbos and the way the boys are going here at the 'Canes. It's great to be a part of and I'm looking forward to getting stuck in and helping us carry on the way we've been going."

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