All Blacks halfback and Hurricanes co-captain TJ Perenara has confirmed he will miss next year’s Super Rugby season and head to Japan on a short-term playing contract.
Perenara has signed a contract with NTT DoCoMo Red Hurricanes and will link up with the club later in the year.
Hurricanes Head Coach Jason Holland said while Perenara would be missed, he went with the blessings of the Hurricanes organisation.
“TJ has been the heart and soul of this team for many years, however I’m sure he has not played his last game in the Hurricanes jersey. We all wish him well.”
Holland says the departure will open doors for others in the squad.
“We’re really lucky to have two quality halfbacks already in our environment. The loss of senior players creates exciting opportunities for others, and we look forward to watching Jamie Booth and Jonathan Taumateine thrive.”