Hikawera ‘Hika’ Elliot

All Blacks hooker extends stay in France to 2023

Elliot spent two years at Nevers before signing for the Haut-Garonnais club last year. The forward very quickly adapted to the environment at his new club, scoring six tries to date, including a hat-trick against Soyaux-Angoulême.

The club wrote on their website: “Currently the best scorer of the professional team, our hooker is therefore carrying his contract until 2023!”

A former Waikato Chiefs, Elliot won 7 caps for the All Blacks, but left New Zealand in 2017 to join Oyonnax, after facing the British and Irish Lions during their tour of New Zealand.