Taylor staying with Hurricanes
Hurricanes full-back Andre Taylor has re-signed with the Wellington-based franchise for a further two Super Rugby seasons.
Taylor has been a lethal backline weapon for the Hurricanes this season with a commanding ten tries in 14 matches this year, including two against the Rebels.
"I'm thrilled to sign with the Hurricanes. I've really enjoyed this season and I'm looking forward to continuing to do the best I can for this team," Taylor says.
The new contract keeps the competition's leading try-scorer in the New Zealand capital through until the end of 2014.
Utility back Alipate Leiua has been re-signed for next season as well.
Head coach Mark Hammett is delighted with the re-signing of two instrumental talents for the Hurricanes.
"Andre has really hit his form this year and found himself a home in the backline," he said.
"Alapati has continued to be a solid performer in both the wings and midfield. They are both young and hard-working guys so their commitment will add to the momentum we're building."