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Chiefs re-sign six players

23 June 2013 Back to Latest News

The Chiefs have confirmed they have re-signed six current players from their squad for the upcoming seasons.

The Chiefs have confirmed they have re-signed six current players from their squad for the upcoming seasons.

Utility back Gareth Anscombe and prop Ben Tameifuna have re committed until 2014 while back, Andrew Horrell and hooker Rhys Marshall, prop Pauliasi Manu and lock Michael Fitzgerald have all re-signed until 2015.

Chiefs’ coach Dave Rennie said “They are all good players but more importantly, good men.  We've been really impressed with the contribution these men have made to our club and are rapt they are committing beyond this year.”

Popular prop Ben Tameifuna is proud to call Chiefs country home.  “The coaching and the support the Chiefs environment provides is the best I have come across and they know how to get the best out of their players,” said Tameifuna.

Gareth Anscombe is grateful for the faith the defending champions have shown in him and New Zealand’s Investec Super Rugby top point scorer has excelled in the Chiefs environment.

The first five-eight who has spent much of the season playing out of position at fullback is rapt to have been offered a contract.   “I am really enjoying the culture and the challenging environment which I believed has really helped grow my game and my confidence,” said Anscombe.

The Chiefs snapped up former NZ U20s hooker Rhys Marshall and identified the twenty year old as being a player with great potential.  Due to injury Marshall was given his first start prior to playing any ITM Cup matches and the twenty year old has reveled in the game time he has received this year. 

The Smedly Agricultural College graduate said “The culture, the coaching staff and the opportunities I have already been given were key factors in my decision.”  

The Chiefs next home game will be against the Hurricanes on Friday night at Waikato Stadium.  Tickets to the match are available from Gate One at Waikato Stadium from each Monday of game week from 8am till 6pm until game day with map seating locations on site for viewing.  For all other options from on-line purchasing or kiosks visit www.chiefs.co.nz.  Tickets for the match start from as little as $14 for Adults and $5 for kids 14 years and under $5 (plus service fees).  Kids 4 years and under are free on the knee. 

COMMENTS

(Lee Boyd) 25 June 2013

Grt to Know That the boys enjoy the Chiefs environment and have such faith on the coaching team

(Robert) 25 June 2013

That is so awesome the players below have re signed with the chiefs,
Utility back Gareth Anscombe and prop Ben Tameifuna have re committed until 2014 while back, Andrew Horrell and hooker Rhys Marshall, prop Pauliasi Manu and lock Michael Fitzgerald have all re-signed until 2015

Gareth Anscombe has impressed me being the Chiefs environment, Gareth was with the Blues and then the Chiefs snapped him up, that great thing about the coaching staff is they know how to get the best out players even if it means spending time training, playing or on the side line,

So this is great new, way to go boyz, keep it up,

Mean Maori Mean,
Chiefs For Life

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