The Hurricanes have strengthened the depth of their forward pack after signing imposing lock Scott Scrafton on a two-year deal from 2020.
The 26-year-old will join the Hurricanes from the Blues until at least the end of the 2021 Super Rugby season.
A former New Zealand Schools and Under-20 representative, Scrafton made his provincial debut for Auckland in 2014 before being named in the Blues for the 2016 season when he made his debut against the Waratahs.
The 2-metre second rower impressed with his development over the next two seasons and looked on track to become a regular fixture in 2018 before a serious knee injury left him sidelined for close to 12 months.
He returned to the starting line-up in May for the Blues and impressed with his performances.