The Western Drive have re-signed former All Blacks duo Richard Kahui and Jeremy Thrush for the 2021 Tremendous Rugby AU season.
Kahui received the World Cup with New Zealand in 2011 and scored 10 tries in his 17 appearances for the All Blacks.
The 35-year-old centre performed with the Drive within the 2020 season and mentioned he was excited to go on for an additional 12 months.
The Drive have been winless on this 12 months’s Tremendous Rugby AU however Kahui is assured of a future upturn in fortunes.
“A number of the signings we’ve made have been huge,” he mentioned.
“There are some large names of worldwide rugby and it’s nice for Western Drive supporters. All of the cattle’s there now and we’ve obtained the components for an enormous marketing campaign.”
These big-name recruits embrace Irish legend Rob Kearney, Wallabies duo Tevita Kuridrani and Tom Robertson, and Argentine pair Tomas Cubelli and Julian Montoya.
Established gamers similar to Kyle Godwin, Greg Holmes, Ian Prior, Jono Lance, Kieran Longbottom, Brynard Stander and Marcel Brache have all re-signed.
Thrush joined the Drive in 2018 as a part of what was then often known as World Sequence Rugby.
The 35-year-old lock, who performed 12 Checks for the All Blacks, captained the Drive twice this 12 months when Prior was injured.
“It’s nice to be committing to a different 12 months with the membership. I’ve completely loved my time right here in Perth on the Drive,” Thrush mentioned.
“My household and I’ve felt so welcomed by all of the gamers, they’ve made it really easy to transition into the membership from day one.
“We’re a really formidable membership and we’re shifting ahead in the suitable course to make the Drive and rugby in WA as sturdy as attainable, that’s what actually excites me.”