Chiefs unveil co-captains
NEWS: Chiefs stars Sam Cane and Charlie Ngatai have been named as co-captains for the 2018 Super Rugby season.
Cane has co-captained the team for the past two seasons, helping him to further develop his impressive leadership skills. The 26-year-old is part of the All Blacks leadership group and has thrived in a leadership role at the Chiefs alongside Aaron Cruden who departed to France at the end of the 2017 season.
The loose forward has notched up 95 caps for the team, and was part of the sides who won the 2012 & 2013 Super Rugby titles.
Charlie Ngatai has strong leadership experience, including captaining the Maori All Blacks and Taranaki Bulls provincial side. A fan favourite amongst Chiefs Country, Ngatai has 43 caps to his name. Impressive performances earned the midfielder a spot in the All Blacks where he made his debut against Samoa in 2015.
The 27-year-old joined the Chiefs in 2013 and won the Super Rugby title in his maiden season with the franchise. Known for his quick feet and dazzling skills, Charlie has lit up the field with fantastic performances over his four seasons with the team.
The Chiefs take on the Crusaders in Christchurch this Saturday. There first home game is against the Bulls at FMG Stadium Waikato on Friday, March 16.