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in the All Blacks victory over England on the weekend, has signed with New Zealand Rugby

New Zealand rugby has secured a major commitment from one of its key players, with All Blacks and Chiefs flyhalf Aaron Cruden signing on for a further three years.

The 25-year-old Cruden, who played his 31st Test in the All Blacks victory over England on the weekend, has signed with New Zealand Rugby and the Chiefs through until 2017. He has also re-signed with his Manawatu Turbos provincial side for the same period.

Cruden said it was an easy decision for him to make.

"It's great for me and my family that I have been able to secure my rugby future through to 2017 and I'm nike hypervenom phantom ag delighted to be staying in New Zealand. I love the All Blacks, Chiefs and Manawatu and am thankful for the opportunities I have been given and I want to continue giving my very best to this great game."

All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen paid tribute to the young playmaker.

"The All Blacks Nike Mercurial Vapor X FG selectors are excited by the news that Aaron has recommitted to New Zealand rugby. 'Crudes' is an outstanding young talent and a great team man and leader in our group.  His contribution to All Blacks rugby and his other teams has been outstanding."

Chiefs Coach Dave Rennie added, "Aaron is an outstanding man and he has been a driving force behind the success of our team. He sets incredibly high standards for himself and his teammates.

"It wasn't just because of his skill-set that we wanted him at the Chiefs, it was because of the quality of his character and his leadership. He continues to deliver in those areas at the highest level every day."

Manawatu Rugby Union CEO John Knowles said the union was very proud of Cruden.

"Aaron was the first All Black from Manawatu for many years. Although he does not get many opportunities to return to play rugby locally, the young men coming through our systems can identify with him and aspire to follow in his footsteps in becoming future Super Rugby players and All Blacks.

"Aaron is part of Manawatu's whanau and we are delighted to sign him for the next three years of his rugby."

Cruden Nike Mercurial Veloce AG joins fellow All Blacks Kieran Read, Owen Franks, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg, Ben Smith and Samuel Whitelock who have all signed with New Zealand Rugby through to 2017, the same year the British and Irish Lions will tour New Zealand.

As well, a number of current and recent All Blacks are also signed up for the next few years, including hooker Dane Coles, lock Luke Romano and midfielder Sonny Bill Williams (2016); captain Richie McCaw and fellow loose forwards Jerome Kaino, Liam Messam, Sam Cane, Steven Luatua and Luke Whitelock; hooker Keven Mealamu; Ben Franks and fellow props Wyatt Crockett and Ben Afeaki; locks Brodie Retallick and Jeremy Thrush; scrumhalf Tawera Kerr-Barlow; All Blacks vice-captain Daniel Carter and fellow flyhalf Colin Slade; midfielders Ma'a Nonu and Francis Saili; and outside backs Julian Savea and Charles Piutau (all signed to 2015)

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The second of three 2014 RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifiers took place Monday at Elm Ridge Country Club with Montreal’s Beon Yeong Lee claiming medalist honours to earn a place in the field at the 2014 RBC Canadian Open at The Royal Montreal Golf Club, July 21-27, 2014. Lee, a PGA Tour Canada member, fired a bogey-free 6-under 66 hypervenom phantom fg and will make his second trip to the RBC Canadian Open after qualifying in 2010. He’s currently ranked No. 34 on PGA Tour Canada’s Order of Merit. On Monday, a total of 105 players competed over 18 holes of stroke play at Elm Ridge Country Club with the top-15 percent of the field and ties (16 competitors and ties) advancing to the final Monday Qualifier to be held Monday, July 21st at Club de Golf St-Raphaël in Île-Bizard, Que. Ben Silverman of Concord, Ont. finished in solo second at 4-under par to earn a trip to Final Qualifying, while nike hypervenom black five players shared third place at 2-under par including, Braeden Cryderman of Huntsville, Ont., Matthew McMahon of Brockville, Ont., Raoul Menard of nike hypervenom phelon fg Ange-Gardien, Que., Louis-Pierre Godin of Trois-Rivieres, Que. and Francis Berthiaume of Valleyfield, Que. Rounding out the list of players advancing to the final Monday qualifier for the 2014 RBC Canadian Open were Montreal’s Lucas Greco, Peter Campbell of Baddeck, N.S., Remi Bouchard of Candiac, Que. and Ryan Sevigny of Stittsville, Ont., who finished in a hypervenom phantom tie for 8th at 1-under par. Eric Laporte of St-Liguori, Que., Dave Levesque of Ste-Catherine, Que., A.J. McKenzie of Pierrefonds, Que., Billy Houle of St-Charles-Borromee, Que., Maxime Barre pf Granby, Que. and Mathieu Perron of St. Hubert, Que., also made it through after even-par 72’s.

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