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All Blacks: Sevu Reece rejects reported overseas offer to re-sign with New Zealand Rugby, Crusaders

Sevu Reece comes in to score against Italy. Photo/Getty Images

All Blacks winger Sevu Reece has rejected reported interest from abroad and put pen to paper on a two-year extension with New Zealand Rugby and the Crusaders.

Reece, 27, was a pillar for Scott Robertson during his time at the Crusaders, and that relationship could continue when the first All Blacks squad of 2024 is named on Monday.

Reports emerged from Europe that Reece was a target for French side Montpellier, with the winger amassing a record 15 tries in 23 tests, making him an attractive proposition.

However, Reece has decided to stay and commit to club and country until the end of 2026.

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“I am very happy to remain with the Crusaders until 2026,” he said in a press release. “This club is special to me and so much more than just a rugby team. It’s a family.

“I can’t wait to put on the jersey again next season and prove to everyone what we can do.”

Since making his debut for the Crusaders, Reece has scored 53 tries to surpass Caleb Ralph as the side’s all-time top scorer.

“Sevu is a world-class athlete who can create magic anywhere in the paddock,” said Crusaders coach Rob Penney.

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“He has earned his place as our all-time leading scorer and we can’t wait to see what he achieves in 2025.”

Elsewhere, Reece has also changed his allegiance at provincial level, moving from Tasman to Southland for the NPC.

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