Young All Blacks prop Tyrel Lomax has signed a four-year deal with the Hurricanes through until at least 2023.
Lomax will join the Hurricanes ahead of the 2020 Super Rugby competition.
The son of former Kiwis international John Lomax, who played 15 tests for the Kiwis and had a long professional league career with the Canberra Raiders, North Queensland Cowboys and Melbourne Storm, Lomax has made a significant impression since he shifted back to New Zealand to pursue a long held ambition to be an All Black.
After making his Super Rugby debut for the Melbourne Rebels in 2017, the 23-year-old joined Tasman in the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup and quickly established himself as first choice tighthead which earned selection in the Highlanders Super Rugby squad in 2018.
He was selected in the All Blacks last November where he made his All Black debut against Japan after a number of strong performances in Super Rugby.
Lomax also impressed for the Maori All Blacks when he represented the side on its end of year tour of Canada and France in 2017.