Alaalatoa to stay with Crusaders

Date published: May 1 2016

Crusaders prop Michael Alaalatoa has extended his Super Rugby contract for a further two seasons.

Alaalatoa has enjoyed an impressive debut season for the second-placed side, making seven appearances off the bench to replace All Blacks tighthead Owen Franks.

It is more rugby than the Sydney-born 24-year-old was handed at the Waratahs, where he made one appearance over two seasons.

Former Samoan U20 representative Alaalatoa is the son of former Samoan international Vili and the older brother of current Brumbies prop Allan.