1 May 2014

Owen Franks signs through til 2017

7:22 am on 1 May 2014

All Blacks prop Owen Franks has signed a new three-year contract contract with New Zealand Rugby and the Crusaders.

The 26-year-old joins fellow All Blacks Kieran Read, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg, Ben Smith and Samuel Whitelock who have all signed up through to 2017, the same year the British and Irish Lions will tour the country.

Franks has been a regular tighthead prop in the Crusaders and All Blacks since making his debut for both teams in 2009.

He has played 54 Tests for the All Blacks and more than 80 matches for the Crusaders.