September 18, 2019

Chiefs Rugby Club widely represented on world stage

This year’s 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan will not only see seven Gallagher Chiefs represented in the All Blacks but a selection of current and former Gallagher Chiefs players representing Canada, Ireland, Japan, Samoa and Tonga. It brings the total number of players who are or have been affiliated with the Club to fifteen. Gallagher Chiefs versatile forward Tyler Ardron will captain Canada and will be joined in the captains’ circle with former Gallagher Chiefs co-captain Michael Leitch captaining Japan.

The Chiefs Rugby Club representation is not only limited to players, but also team management. 2020 Gallagher Chiefs head coach Warren Gatland will be at the helm of Welsh rugby team. Tabai Matson and Neil Barnes are Assistant Coaches for Fiji and Mark Roberts is Canada’s video analyst.

Chiefs Rugby Club CEO Michael Collins is proud of the large representation of Gallagher Chiefs and Chiefs Rugby Club Alumni at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

“We are proud to see a fantastic representation of current and former Gallagher Chiefs players and team management involved in the upcoming 2019 Rugby World Cup. It is fantastic to see these men proudly representing their chosen nation and we wish them all the very best over the duration of the tournament.”

The following players in action at the 2019 Rugby World Cup have played or continue to play for the Gallagher Chiefs:
Tyler Ardron (Captain) – Canada
Bundee Aki – Ireland
Michael Leitch (Captain) – Japan
Ataata Moeakiola – Japan
Tim Nanai-Williams – Samoa
Maama Vaipula – Tonga
Siegfried Fisi’ihoi – Tonga
Ben Tameifuna – Tonga
Sam Cane – New Zealand
Anton Lienert-Brown – New Zealand
Nepo Laulala – New Zealand
Atu Moli – New Zealand
Brad Weber – New Zealand
Brodie Retallick – New Zealand
Angus Ta’avao – New Zealand

The following team management will be involved in the 2019 Rugby World Cup:
Warren Gatland (Head Coach) – Wales
Tabai Matson (Assistant Coach) – Fiji
Neil Barnes (Assistant Coach) – Fiji
Mark Roberts (Video Analyst) – Canada

Chiefs Rugby Club widely represented on world stage