Manawatu centre Jason Emery and Otago front-rower Liam
Coltman have both signed three-year contracts with the
Coltman, who turns 23 in January, has played 22 ITM Cup
matches for Otago over the past three seasons. He was in the
Highlanders' Wider Training Group in 2012 and was also a key
member of the New Zealand Under 20 team that won the world
title in 2010.
Emery is playing in his first ITM Cup season for Manawatu and
has been impressive in the Turbo's mid-field since making his
debut earlier this season.
He was part of the New Zealand Under 20 Team that played in
World Championship in South Africa earlier this year.