All Blacks Star Emoni Narawa Commits to Chiefs Until 2026: Rugby Union Powerhouse Extends Contract

Emoni Narawa, the scintillating All Blacks winger, has extended his contract with the Hamilton-based Chiefs until 2026. The dynamic finisher has been in blistering form for the Chiefs, crossing the tryline eight times in just seven appearances this season.

Chiefs Bolstered as Emoni Narawa Extends Contract Until 2026

Emoni Narawa, the dynamic All Blacks flyer, has committed his future to the Hamilton-based Chiefs and New Zealand Rugby, extending his contract until the end of 2026.

Narawa has been in scintillating form for the Chiefs this season, already crossing the tryline eight times in just seven appearances. His exceptional finishing skills have propelled him to the upper echelons of the try-scoring charts in the Super Rugby Pacific competition.

Chiefs head coach Clayton McMillan expressed his delight at retaining the one-Test All Black’s services. “It is fantastic that Emoni has recommitted to the Gallagher Chiefs for the next few years. He has always had massive potential, and it has been a real pleasure seeing that talent realised over the last few seasons, exemplified by his selection as an All Black in 2023.”

Narawa’s contract extension follows on the heels of fellow outside backs Shaun Stevenson and Etene Nanai-Seturo re-committing to the Chiefs until the end of 2023. McMillan praised Narawa’s all-round contribution, stating, “Emoni has an unbelievable ability to see space and create opportunities for himself and others. He is a valued team member and a real character who contributes significantly both on and off the field.”

The 24-year-old, who was born in Fiji, initially played for the Blues in Super Rugby before joining the Chiefs in 2022. After impressing during the Chiefs’ 2023 Super Rugby Pacific campaign, Narawa earned a call-up to the All Blacks’ Rugby Championship squad and made a try-scoring Test debut against Argentina in Mendoza last year.

Narawa, who was included in New Zealand’s 2023 Rugby World Cup squad but missed out due to a back injury, is eager to continue his journey with the Chiefs. “I’m really blessed and grateful for the opportunity to extend my time with the Chiefs until 2026. This club is our family and has definitely helped me become the player that I am today. God is good, excited for what’s to come,” he said.

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