Kieran Read: Injuries, Luatua and future contracts

Radio Sport staff,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 10:44AM

All Black captain Kieran Read and Blues first five-eighth Stephen Perofeta joined Radio Sport Breakfast before the start of the Super Rugby season. 

Read told the Radio Sport Breakfast his intention to extend his New Zealand Rugby contract to the next World Cup, while critical of Steven Luatua's decision to head off shore.

"I'll be staying through the next World Cup and all going well I'll get that signed off soon. There's are a different options within your contract and things just needs to be sorted out."

But he's expressed his surprise and disappointment that Luatua has signed with English Premiership club Bristol.

"I'm disappointed to be honest. Steven really found his niche as a player last year, some great confidence in his own body and what he can do on the footy field.

"Disappointed for the wider New Zealand landscape. You can't begrudge him for making a decision. It's just one of those things."


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