Hur­ri­canes sign Mag­pies tal­ent

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The Hur­ri­canes’ ap­pren­tice pro­gramme is paving the way for young rugby play­ers in the re­gion, with two Hawke’s Bay tal­ents re­cently sign­ing with the Su­per Rugby team through to 2017.

Lock Ge­off Cridge, 19, has signed as a full squad mem­ber, and No 8 Hugh Ren­ton, 18, will be part of the club’s wider train­ing group in 2015.

Both were part of a 15-man ap­pren­tice pro­gramme in­tro­duced by the Hur­ri­canes this year.

Cridge said he couldn’t be more ex­cited to take up the op­por­tu­nity with the Hur­ri­canes.

‘‘I got a re­ally good in­sight into the Hur­ri­canes en­vi­ron­ment ear­lier this year through their ap­pren­tice pro­gramme, and can’t wait to move to Wellington to be­come part of the group,’’ he said.

Dur­ing the pro­gramme, play­ers spent a week train­ing at the Su­per team’s Wellington base.

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