January 14, 2020

Adam Thomson joins replacement players

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Current Otago number eight and former All Black Adam Thomson has joined the Gallagher Chiefs squad as one of eight replacement players currently in with the squad until early February.

The bulk of the replacement players on hand are providing cover for the Gallagher Chiefs forward pack. Bay of Plenty prop Ross Geldenhuys is joined by Waikato props Robb Cobb and Ollie Norris, along with Counties Manukau hooker Donald Maka, to cover the front row. Taranaki lock Tupou Vaa’i completes the tight five cover. Thomson is joined by Waikato loose forward James Thompson.

Bay of Plenty halfback Leroy Carter is the only back who concludes the eight players fielded.

Thomson said: “I am really excited to work under Gats and I am also excited to be in a team like the Gallagher Chiefs. It’s a team I’ve always looked up to, especially playing against them. The flare that they bring and the excitement. They seem like they have a lot of fun out there which is always a team you want to be involved with. If I get an opportunity to play for the team it’ll be immense.”

The Gallagher Chiefs kick-off their 2020 Investec Super Rugby season on Friday 31 January against the Blues at Eden Park. Fans will get to see the Gallagher Chiefs in action in their only pre-season match against the Blues in Waihi on Friday 17 January. Tickets are available for purchase now from: www.chiefs.co.nz/game-tickets

Adam Thomson joins replacement players