WELLINGTON -- All Blacks centre Ngani Laumape has committed to the Hurricanes and the national team until 2021.
The 25-year-old, who made his debut for the Wellington Super Rugby franchise in 2016 and New Zealand debut one year later, has extended his contract for a further three years.
Laumape had received offers to play overseas but decided to stay with the Hurricanes.
"It was a decision that I feel really happy with and it also gives me and my family security to know where we will be to at least the end of 2021," he said in a statement on Wednesday.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said Laumape was an outstanding young player.
"He's a talented footballer and really maturing and growing his game in the midfield position. We look forward to seeing Ngani in the All Blacks and Hurricanes jerseys for some years to come," he said.
Laumape has been capped 10 times and scored six tries for NZ and played 44 Super Rugby games for the Hurricanes.