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Flanker Karpik extends Chiefs contract

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 27/02/2017

Mitchell Karpik © Getty Images Mitchell Karpik The Chiefs have extended flanker Mitchell Karpik's stay for a further two seasons.

The 21-year-old will remain at the Kiwi Super Rugby franchise until at least 2019.

The openside specialist made his debut in their season-opening win over the Highlanders on Friday, having missed their entire 2016 campaign after suffering a serious knee injury.

A member of the New Zealand team who won the 2015 under-20 World Cup, Karpik is the Chiefs backup for All Blacks No.7 Sam Cane.

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