Crusaders re-sign Michael Alaalatoa for further two seasons

Former Waratahs and West Harbour prop Michael Alaalatoa has re-signed with the Crusaders for another two seasons. The tighthead prop has impressed with the Crusaders in his first Super Rugby season in New Zealand, having come across from Australia last year to play provincial rugby for Manawatu. Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder said Alaalatoa has made the most of his opportunities this season. "Mike is a talented young player, who has an exciting future ahead of him," Blackadder said. "He has already made his mark in the squad this year, and is pushing some of the more experienced guys in the group for game time, which is exactly what we asked of him. "Mike came here with an outstanding attitude and a determination to improve his game. We've been really impressed with his hard work and the results are already showing." Alaalatoa made his Super Rugby debut in 2014 for the NSW Waratahs, but made only one appearance over two seasons. He moved to New Zealand for more playing time in
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