Chiefs to unleash Messam at Global Tens

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:14
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SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Chiefs have included returning duo Liam Messam and Tim Nanai-Williams in the 26-man squad to compete in the first ever Brisbane Global Rugby Tens.

The loose forward and utility back are huge coups for the Chiefs, having both played significant roles in the franchise’s success as part of the 2012 and 2013 squads that won back-to-back Super Rugby Championships.

The two-day event is scheduled to occur on February 11, and will feature  14 teams from around the world, including ten Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby teams, along with the Bulls (South Africa), Toulon (France), Wild Knights (Japan) and Tonga.

Assistant coach Andrew Strawbridge said: "We are really looking forward to being part of this shortened format of the game and the challenges it provides around physicality and manipulation of space. The tactical challenges of Tens will test us all,"

In addition to the historic Brisbane Global Rugby Tens, the Chiefs will play a preseason fixture against the Bulls on Thursday. February 9. The preseason match is being played at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane.

Chiefs Squad:

Forwards: Siegfried Fisi’ihoi, Liam Polwart, Atu Moli, Sam Caird, Fin Hoeata, Liam Messam, Sosefo Kautai, Taleni Seu, Mitchell Brown, Luke Jacobson, Lachlan Boshier, Hika Elliot, Mitchell Graham
Backs: Brad Weber, Joe Ravouvou, Finlay Christie, Tim Nanai-Williams, Sheldon Tovio, Sevu Reece, Jonathan Taumateine, Shaun Stevenson, Solomon Alaimalo, Alex Nankivell, Dwayne Sweeney, Luteru Laulala, Latu Vaeno

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