Hurricanes 2020



  • Re-signed:
    Wes Goosen (2021)
    Peter Umaga-Jensen (2021)
    Ben May (2020)

    Three more established Hurricanes players have extended their contracts at the club.
    
    Proven try scorer Wes Goosen and exciting young midfielder Peter Umaga-Jensen have signed on until at least the end of the 2021 Investec Super Rugby season.
    
    They will be joined in next year's squad by vastly experienced prop Ben May who returns for his ninth season with the Hurricanes.
    
    Goosen, 23, has scored 19 tries in his 37 appearances since he made his debut in 2016 against the Reds when he crossed with his first touch in Super Rugby.
    
    While he has played the majority of his rugby at the Hurricanes on the wing, Goosen also has the ability to play in the midfield and at fullback.
    
    Umaga-Jensen, 21, made his debut against the Reds in 2018 but suffered a shoulder injury playing for the Wellington Lions in the Mitre 10 Cup. After a lengthy period of rehabilitation, he was selected several times for the back end of the 2019 season and impressed with his all-round play.
    
    The evergreen May, 36, has agreed to return for another year after demonstrating his value on and off the field in 2019.
    
    Although he had previously played for the Crusaders and Chiefs, it is at the Hurricanes where he has firmly established himself having played 89 matches in his 124-game Super Rugby career.
    
    Hurricanes head coach John Plumtree believed May's leadership skills continue to be a great asset while his ability to maintain the highest standards of professionalism was a great example to team-mates.
    
    "Wes and Peter are two young guys who we see as having big futures at the Hurricanes," he said. "We have seen what Wes is capable of over the last three seasons while Peter just gets better with every challenge thrown at him."
    

    https://www.hurricanes.co.nz/news/article/trio-extend-their-time-at-the-hurricanes/



  • @Stargazer great signings in Wes and PUJ, not so sure about May. Probably has one year left in him.



  • @Stargazer If we want to be competitive we need a fully formed quality 10, waiting waiting.....



  • @canefan problem is we can't just pull one out of thin air. I can see us pinning all our hopes on either Fletcher Smith or Jackson Garden Bachop. I feel we will still have the experience and firepower in all other positions to make the playoffs but you really need someone with a bit more starch and big-game experience at 10 if you are wanting to win this competition.



  • @Canes4life Interestingly, Wes Goosen was already signed for 2020. They've now extended it with one extra year.



  • @Canes4life said in Hurricanes 2020:

    @canefan problem is we can't just pull one out of thin air. I can see us pinning all our hopes on either Fletcher Smith or Jackson Garden Bachop. I feel we will still have the experience and firepower in all other positions to make the playoffs but you really need someone with a bit more starch and big-game experience at 10 if you are wanting to win this competition.

    It feels like the pack will improve, but we will be in a Jimmy Gopperth type situation where we lack the right person steering the cutter. Our only hope is they can magic someone off another franchise or from the NH



  • @Stargazer Sorry I was meaning why did we possibly sign him



  • @mikey07 That's a good question. I assume it's because halfbacks with SR experience are hard to find and the Canes need no less than two halfbacks.



  • How much experience does the guy have as I am struggling to recall him setting the world on fire at Super Level?



  • @Higgins said in Hurricanes 2020:

    How much experience does the guy have as I am struggling to recall him setting the world on fire at Super Level?

    He wouldn't have played more than about 10 games over his 3 years at the Chiefs. I can understand why he would want to move if he becomes TJP's backup instead of just a squadie who seldom plays.



  • @Stargazer said in Hurricanes 2020:

    Re-signed:
    Wes Goosen (2021)
    Peter Umaga-Jensen (2021)
    Ben May (2020)

    Three more established Hurricanes players have extended their contracts at the club.
    
    Proven try scorer Wes Goosen and exciting young midfielder Peter Umaga-Jensen have signed on until at least the end of the 2021 Investec Super Rugby season.
    
    They will be joined in next year's squad by vastly experienced prop Ben May who returns for his ninth season with the Hurricanes.
    
    Goosen, 23, has scored 19 tries in his 37 appearances since he made his debut in 2016 against the Reds when he crossed with his first touch in Super Rugby.
    
    While he has played the majority of his rugby at the Hurricanes on the wing, Goosen also has the ability to play in the midfield and at fullback.
    
    Umaga-Jensen, 21, made his debut against the Reds in 2018 but suffered a shoulder injury playing for the Wellington Lions in the Mitre 10 Cup. After a lengthy period of rehabilitation, he was selected several times for the back end of the 2019 season and impressed with his all-round play.
    
    The evergreen May, 36, has agreed to return for another year after demonstrating his value on and off the field in 2019.
    
    Although he had previously played for the Crusaders and Chiefs, it is at the Hurricanes where he has firmly established himself having played 89 matches in his 124-game Super Rugby career.
    
    Hurricanes head coach John Plumtree believed May's leadership skills continue to be a great asset while his ability to maintain the highest standards of professionalism was a great example to team-mates.
    
    "Wes and Peter are two young guys who we see as having big futures at the Hurricanes," he said. "We have seen what Wes is capable of over the last three seasons while Peter just gets better with every challenge thrown at him."
    

    https://www.hurricanes.co.nz/news/article/trio-extend-their-time-at-the-hurricanes/

    This is interesting. The Hurricanes deleted their initial tweet with the signing announcement and edited the text of the media release.

    The main message now is that:
    Wes Goosen re-signed through to 2022 (not 2021)
    Peter Umaga-Jensen has re-signed for 2020 only (not 2021)
    Ben May is still re-signed for 2020.

    Three more established Hurricanes players have extended their contracts at the club.
    
    Proven try scorer Wes Goosen has signed on until at least the 2022 Investec Super Rugby season while Peter Umaga-Jensen have signed on for 2020.
    
    They will be joined in next year's squad by vastly experienced prop Ben May who returns for his ninth season with the Hurricanes.
    

    Sloppy.



  • @Stargazer said in Hurricanes 2020:

    @Stargazer said in Hurricanes 2020:

    Sloppy.

    This made me laugh!

    Naughty rugby team media person!!!



  • @Stargazer

    PUJ might look to move if he doesn't get enough game time

    Pleased that Goosen has signed on for a few years. He's a class player that is underrated on here. Hands are good. Defense first rate. Fast. And usually his decision making is also spot on. Slightly injury prone though.

    Now we need to sign Walker Leawere. And one more class lock



  • @Winger PUJ is a starter for me. I'd have him and Laumape in the centres, I'd get get rid of Lam (useless on D) and put Aso and Goosen on the wings, with Barrett at fullback. Then Toala or B Proctor on the bench.

    Agreed, we need to sign IWL, he is a beast. A future All Black for sure. I haven't seen enough of Scrafton to gauge whether or not he is starting potential, but hopefully Plumtree moves away from Blackwell because he seriously hinders our lineout with his height.

    We obviously also need to sign a quality First Five.



  • @Canes4life Marty McKenzie might be looking for a team 😉



  • @Yeetyaah eww


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