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Another Turbos star joins ‘Naki bandwagon

Kurt Baker

TARANAKI has poached another Manawatu player, with Kurt Baker confirming he has signed with the amber and blacks for next season.

“At this stage in my career I am really focused on building and securing my future in professional rugby,” the 21-year-old told the Taranaki Daily News.

“I am looking forward to making the most out of every opportunity I get in Taranaki.”

The New Zealand sevens rep joins fellow Turbos teammate Andre Taylor, who also inked a two-year deal with the New Plymouth-based province. CLICK HERE to read more.

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Taranaki snare Turbos star for 2010

Andre Taylor

HURRICANES and Manawatu outside back Andre Taylor will ply his trade for Taranki in next year’s Air New Zealand Cup.

According to the Taranki Daily News, the 21-year-old Taylor has inked a two-year deal with the amber and blacks with the hope of wearing the No.15 shirt for his new province. CLICK HERE to read more.

Meanwhile, the Southland Times is reporting that Tony Koonwaiyou and James Wilson failed to secure contracts with Southland for 2010.

The news will be a bitter pill to swallow for Wilson, as the first five-eight-cum-fullback is an former Chiefs and Highlanders rep and has played over 50 matches for the Stags. CLICK HERE to read more.