All Black Nathan Harris commits to Chiefs, New Zealand Rugby through to 2021

Chiefs and All Blacks hooker Nathan Harris has extended his deal with New Zealand Rugby, staying put through to 2021 after signing a contract extension.

Chiefs hooker Nathan Harris Source: Photosport

Harris, 27, has played 20 Tests for the All Blacks, as well as 51 for the Chiefs in Super Rugby, cementing himself as back up to both Dane Coles and Codie Taylor in the black jersey.

In a statement this morning, Harris spoke of his delight in staying with the Chiefs for the next two seasons.

"I've had the privilege to be a part of this team for several years now and in that time I've developed and grown as a player," he said.

"It is a fantastic environment to be a part of and I am grateful to be able to continue doing what I love."

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen also welcomed the news of Harris' commitment to staying in New Zealand, saying: "It's great for the future of the All Blacks and the Chiefs to have someone of Nathan's ability re-signing."

"He's made the most of his time in our environment in the last couple of seasons, getting a number of Test caps, and is constantly working on the core aspects of his game, while also adding new skills."