Turbos loose forward Heiden Bedwell-Curtis’ long wait for a Super Rugby contract is over – from 2017 he will be a Crusader after being signed by the Christchurch franchise.
The drums have been beating for Bedwell-Curtis’ inclusion at the next level for several seasons after stella performances for the Turbos over the past three years.
Bedwell-Curtis joins fellow Turbos player Michael Alaalatoa at the Crusaders and is one of 12 Turbos to be offered Super Rugby contracts for 2017.
The full list of Turbo players with full contracts are:
Hurricanes – Ngani Laumape, Chris Eves, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Otere Black, Callum Gibbins
Crusaders – Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, Michael Alaalatoa
Highlanders – Aaron Smith, Kayne Hammingtion, Jason Emery, Jackson Hemopo
Chiefs – Aaron Cruden