All Blacks captain Kieran Read joins new team
All Blacks captain Kieran Read has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby until 2019 and will have a new provincial team.
Read has revealed he is returning to the province where he was born and raised, and has signed with Counties Manukau through to 2019.
Though bad news for Blues fans, he will remain with the Crusaders until the end of the deal.
The 97-test number eight will play up until the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan where he will aim to become the first player, along with teammate Sam Whitelock, to win the tournament three times.