Rokocoko commits for World Cup
September 17, 2010
Joe Rokocoko takes on the Wallabies defence during the Tri-Nations © Getty Images
Modern All Black great Joe Rokocoko will be available to play in his home World Cup after extending his NZRU contract until the end of 2011.
Rokocoko, the most capped wing in All Blacks history with 66, also re-signed with Auckland and will again play for the Blues in next year's expanded Super 15 competition.
"I am really enjoying my rugby here at home and am keen to continue playing throughout the rest of the year and into 2011," said 27-year-old Rokocoko. "It's obviously going to be a massive year for New Zealand rugby next year and I want to be part of it."
Rokocoko, who has started in six tests this year, made his All Blacks debut as a 19-year-old in 2003.
NZRU chief executive Steve Tew welcomed Rokocoko's decision.
"Joe is the ultimate professional, a favourite with the fans and in his eighth year of professional rugby continues to be an outstanding rugby player."
"It does sometimes get tough as you get older, but there's nothing else I'd rather do." Tom Hamilton talks to fly-half Dan Carter
Stingers, a rampaging Fijian and two Dannys looking to be champions of the world - Monday Maul looks at some key talking points
The latest Week in Pictures takes in the Top 14, Super Rugby and the Aviva Premiership with fireworks and monsters both featuring
Firdose Moonda looks at the moves towards greater integration within South African rugby ... and what the future holds