13 Jul 2013

Thorn, Ioane, Parker and Christie join Smith, Ellison at Highlanders

8:05 am on 13 July 2013

The Highlanders have announced more signings for the next Super Rugby season, following the new deal for All Blacks star Ben Smith.

Former All Black Brad Thorn, Hayden Parker and Otago loose forward TJ Ioane have re-signed with the southern franchise for the 2014 season, along with the signing of new Highlanders Maori All Black Shane Christie.

As reported earlier this week Tamati Ellison has also confirmed he will remain with the Highlanders - pending a dispensation from New Zealand Rugby - as one of the team's overseas players.