Malakai Fekitoa linked with overseas move

  • Malakai Fekitoa will play his 50th game for the Highlanders against the Chiefs on Friday night
  • The 24-year-old midfielder is off contract with the Highlanders and New Zealand Rugby (NZR) at the end of the year
  • He has admitted he is open to looking elsewhere, including overseas
Highlanders and All Blacks centre Malakai Fekitoa has revealed that several overseas clubs are interested in acquiring his services and he is undecided on his future.

Fekitoa, who will play his 50th match for the Highlanders in their Super Rugby opener against the Chiefs on Friday, is off-contract at the end of the season.


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“I don’t know what’s going to pop up after this. I would love to stay or maybe look at elsewhere,” he told New Zealand Newswire.

“I just have to see what’s best for me and my career, and also my family.”

Fekitoa’s Highlanders and All Blacks team-mate Ben Smith is keen for the 24-year-old midfielder to stay at the Dunedin-based franchise.



“I’d love to see Malakai sign for another 20 years,” he said.

“I think you’re seeing how well he plays when he enjoys his environment. I’d hope that he would sign back up with us for a few more years.”

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