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Tom Sanders
Full Name: Tom Sanders
Team: Chiefs
Position:Loose forward
Super Rugby Games:13
Super Rugby Points:15 (3t)
Super Rugby Debut:2016 v Crusaders in Christchurch
Provincial Games:22
Provincial Points:25 (5t)
Provincial Debut:2014 v Auckland


Tom is a rugged, hard nose loose forward.  He enters his second season with the Chiefs and looks to build on a highly impressive debut season. - The Chiefs

Loose forward Tom Sanders enters his second season with the Gallagher Chiefs. Tom was highly impressive in his debut Super Rugby season and will be looking to build on that in 2017.

The Canterbury ITM player has also represented New Zealand Universities and played in the New Zealand Under 20’s side in 2014 alongside Gallagher Chiefs team mate James Tucker.   The explosive player is a former midfield back who converted into the forwards but has retained his speed. 

Full birth date and place of birth
5.02.94 in Christchurch

What representative teams have you been a part of (including high-school 1st fifteen)?

Canterbury ITM Cup and New Zealand U20s

What primary school(s) did you go to?

Little River Primary

What high school(s) did you go to?

Lincoln High School

Favourite subject at school?

Physical Education

How many siblings do you have?


Any trades or university qualifications?

Studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce (Agribusiness)

Who was your favourite player growing up?

Brad Thorn

Favourite band or musician?

Foo Fighters

What do you eat for breakfast on game day?


Fantasy dinner party: Who would be your top three dinner guests (dead or alive)?

The Rock, Sir Edmund Hillary, John Key

Best holiday destination?


What would you eat for your last ever meal?

Roast Lamb

What advice would you give to your 10-year-old self?

Save more often

What does representing the Gallagher Chiefs mean to you?

It is a huge honour and a great opportunity