Booth, who was schooled at Palmerston North Boys’ High School, is no stranger to the Hurricanes having been a member of the wider training squad in 2016 before returning in 2018 when he made eight appearances.
Taumateine, 22, has taken the opportunity to move south after previously representing the Chiefs.
Hurricanes head coach John Plumtree welcomed Booth back into the squad while he believed Taumateine would be a positive addition to the 2020 squad.
“We’ve seen Jamie continue to develop his game while he has been in Japan and he performed really well under some trying circumstances at times,” he said.
“Jonathan is a player who we think has real potential to develop at a fast pace. He’s a young player who has already shown considerable talent.”
– Hurricanes Rugby
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