Chiefs 2019

  • 2019 Chiefs U18 Squad


    Tuterangi Anderson Prop (New Plymouth BHS)
    Josh Bartlett Prop (Tauranga BC)
    Hemopo Cunningham Lock (Rotorua BHS)
    Matthew Dobbyn Hooker (Hamilton BHS)
    Viaolini Ekunasi Loosie (St Peters School, Cambridge)
    Winston Folau Blind Side (Wesley College)
    Melino Fotu No.8 (Tauranga BC)
    Vincent Green Prop (Hamilton BHS)
    Bernie Hati Hooker (Rotorua BHS)
    Josh Hopkins Open Side (Francis Douglas MC)
    Piri Kiwi Prop (Hamilton BHS)
    Mairenga Laapo Prop (Francis Douglas MC)
    AJ Lagalaga-Slade Blind Side (St Peters School, Cambridge)
    Veveni Lasaqa Open Side (Tauranga BC)
    Stuart Leach Blind Side (Rotorua BHS)
    Junior Lemalu Lock (Wesley College)
    Kayden Luke Blind Side (Francis Douglas MC)
    Heath MacEwan Blind Side (Hamilton BHS)
    Thor Manase Open Side (Wesley College)
    Havila Moala Prop (St Paul’s Collegiate)
    Thomas Edwards-Murray No.8 (New Plymouth BHS)
    Joeli Niumataiwaiu Lock (Hamilton BHS)
    Curtis Palmer Lock (Tauranga BC)
    Josiah Pokai Hooker (New Plymouth BHS)
    Te Rama Reuben Blind Side (St Kentigern College)
    Hakaria Richards-Coxhead Prop (Hamilton BHS)
    Rowan Slater Lock (New Plymouth BHS)
    Haruto Takahashi Prop (Rotorua BHS)
    Kaharoa Takuira-Mita Prop (Tauranga BC)
    Oliver Tooma (Taupo)
    Mason Tupaea Prop (Hamilton BHS)
    Luke White Lock (Hamilton BHS)


    Lucas Cashmore 1st 5/8 (Tauranga BC)
    Tepaea Cook-Savage Half Back (St Paul’s Collegiate)
    Te Hemara Gardiner-Toi (Rotorua BHS)
    Will Guthrie Center (New Plymouth BHS)
    Creedence Harrison 1st 5/8 (Hamilton BHS)
    Tyron Hilton Winger (Hamilton BHS)
    Noah Hotham Half Back (Hamilton BHS)
    Ceiza James Fullback (Rotorua BHS)
    Carlos Karaitiana 2nd 5/8 (Rotorua BHS)
    Guy Lansdown Center (Hamilton BHS)
    Mason Milham Fullback (New Plymouth BHS)
    Blair Murray Fullback (New Plymouth BHS)
    Kane O’Connor Half Back (Rotorua BHS)
    Tevita Ofa Winger (Wesley College)
    Manu Paea Center/Half Back (Rotorua BHS)
    Jack Parker 1st 5/8 (New Plymouth BHS)
    Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens 1st 5/8 (Francis Douglas MC)
    Jesse Te Kani 1st 5/8/Fullback (Wesley College)
    Quinnlan Tupou 2nd 5/8 (St Peters School, Cambridge)
    Hausia Vea 2nd 5/8 (St John’s College Hamilton)
    Te Aonui Wharawhara Muriwai Winger (Hamilton BHS)
    Gideon Wrampling Center (St Paul’s Collegiate)

    The following players areon stand by:

    Jake Winchcombe (Hamilton BHS)
    Te Aruhei Epapara (Rotorua BHS)
    Ned Pene (Hamilton BHS)
    Danyon Brunton (Hamilton BHS)
    George Burkitt (New Plymouth BHS)
    Ethan Seed (Francis Douglas MC)
    Dawson Smith (St Peters School, Cambridge)
    Luke Ale (Hamilton BHS)
    Levi Rewiti (New Plymouth BHS)
    Jone Rova (New Plymouth BHS)
    Matua Robinson (New Plymouth BHS)
    Manu Akuaola (Rotorua BHS)
    Emanuel Paupau (Manurewa HS)

  • Goodness 54 players named in the squad with another 13 on standby. Something does not add up there somewhere. Looks to be a list of players invited to either a training camp or to the selection trials

  • @Higgins I assume this is indeed the group for the annual training camp. The Hurricanes and Crusaders have also named a very big group and will also hold camps, culminating in a couple of games. Unfortunately, only the Crusaders have published all the details of their U18 games.

    Crusaders U18 v Chiefs U18
    Saturday 13 July 2019
    Kick-off 12.30pm
    Landsdowne Park, Blenheim

  • @Stargazer said in Chiefs 2019:

    2019 Chiefs U18 Squad

    Where's the St Paul's 2nd 5 Temple Beauchamp? He looks as good as any midfielder I've seen in Chiefs country this year.

    Maybe he has been poached by another franchise. A pity if true.

  • Team Messam and Team Clarke have been selected from the University of Waikato Chiefs
    Under 18 Development squad to match up against the Crusaders and Blues Under 18 sides this Saturday, 13 July.

    Team Messam will make the trip south to Blenheim to take on the Crusaders Under 18’s at Lansdowne Park. While Team Clarke will host the Blues Under 18’s at St Paul’s Collegiate. Both games will kick off at 12.30pm.

    Chiefs Rugby Club talent development manager Kent Currie said the players have continued to develop across the week and are excited for the opportunity to represent the Chiefs Rugby Club this Saturday.

    “The squad have had an excellent week of learning. They have been put through their paces both on and off the field and it is great to see them excelling in their development.

    “There is plenty of excitement among the teams ahead of this weekend’s hit out against the Crusaders and Blues. It is expected both teams will experience tightly contested games allowing them the opportunity to implement what they have learnt this week,” said Currie.

    Currie finished, “We wish both teams’ the best of luck and know they will proudly represent the Chiefs region.”

    Team Messam:

    1. Vincent Green (Hamilton Boys’ High School)
    2. Bernie Hati (Rotorua Boys’ High School)
    3. Hakaria Richards Coxhead (Hamilton Boys’ High School)
    4. AJ Lagalaga (St Peter's School)
    5. Hemopo Cunningham (Rotorua Boys’ High School)
    6. Thomas Murray Edwards (New Plymouth Boys’ High School)
    7. Stuart Leach (Rotorua Boys’ High School)
    8. Viaolini Ekunasi (St Peter's School)
    9. Manu Paea (Rotorua Boys’ High School)
    10. Jack Parker (New Plymouth Boys’ High School)
    11. Will Guthrie (New Plymouth Boys’ High School)
    12. Jacob Kneepkens (Francis Douglas Memorial College)
    13. Carlos Karaitiana (Rotorua Boys’ High School)
    14. Guy Lansdown (Hamilton Boys’ High School)
    15. Te Paea Cook Savage (St Paul's Collegiate)

    16. Josh Bartlett (Tauranga Boys’ College)
    17. Matthew Dobbyn (Hamilton Boys’ High School)
    18. Kaharoa Mita (Tauranga Boys’ College)
    19. Nikora Broughten
    20. Veveni Lasaqa (Tauranga Boys’ College)
    21. Noah Hotham (Hamilton Boys’ High School)
    22. Tyron Hilton (Hamilton Boys’ High School)
    23. Ceiza James (Rotorua Boy’s High School)
    24. Thor Manase (Wesley College)

    Team Clarke:

    1. Haruto Takahashi (Rotorua BHS)
    2. JJ Pokai (New Plymouth BHS)
    3. Havila Molia (St Paul's Collegiate)
    4. Kadyn Luke (Francis Douglas MC)
    5. Junior Lemalu (Wesley College)
    6. Ned Pene (Hamilton BHS)
    7. Josh Hopkins (Francis Douglas MC)
    8. Melino Fotu (Tauranga BC)
    9. Ben Strang (St Paul's Collegiate)
    10. Lucas Cashmore (Tauranga BC)
    11. Te Hamara Gardiner Toi (Rotorua BHS)
    12. Quinnlan Tupou (St Peters School)
    13. Hausia Vea (St John's College)
    14. Manu Akuaola (Rotorua BHS)
    15. Tevita Ofa (Wesley College)

    16. Mason Tupaea (Hamilton BHS)
    17. Piri Kiwi (Hamilton BHS)
    18. Mairenga Laapo (Francis Douglas MC)
    19. Tuterangi Anderson (New Pymouth BHS)
    20. Oliver Tooma (Taupo)
    21. Winston Folau (Wesley College)
    22. TBC
    23. Te Aonui Muriwai (Hamilton BHS)
    24. Niwa Barlow (New Plymouth BHS)
    25. Jesse Te Kani (Wesley College)
    26. Junta Humano (Rotorua BHS)

    Match details:
    Saturday 13th July 2019
    Team Messam vs Crusaders U18 at Lansdowne Park, Blenheim 12.30pm
    Team Clarke vs Blues U18 at St Paul’s Collegiate, Hamilton 12.30pm

  • I hope to watch the game in Hamilton, weather permitting.

  • @Bovidae I've been contemplating going down as well. Weather is shit at the mo so who knows.

  • William Guthrie is one to watch, usually a midfielder.

  • Seems as if they found ways to get the players they want on the field. Lansdown is usually a centre, and Cook Savage a 1st 5.

    In team Clarke, I assume Lucas Cashmore is Adrian's son. Ned Pene is the son of Arran Pene.

  • Chiefs U18s 14 - Blues U18s 12 (HT: 14-5)

    A game of two halves as the Chiefs dominated the 1st half scoring 2 early tries as they regularly found gaps in the midfield and out wide. Handling errors or poor final passes let them down. The Blues scored late in the half after a sustained period on the Chiefs' goal-line.

    In the 2nd half the Blues spent almost the entire time in the Chiefs 22. The Chiefs scramble defence was really good and kept the Blues out until the final minute when the Blues scored in the corner. A side-line conversion closed the gap but that was FT.

    Both teams made wholesale subs at HT so it's hard to draw too many conclusions about the relative strengths of each team. An entertaining game though.

  • Team Messam Chiefs U18s 24 - Crusaders U18s 26

    Ever wondered what goes on at the representative level of 1st XV Rugby? We went along to the Gallagher Chiefs camp this year to see what the young men from schools around the region got up to.
    If you're after game highlights of the match between the Chiefs U18s and The Blues U18s, you can find them at 4:19.
    We spoke to Kent Curry, Player Development Officer, about why these camps are important. We then caught up Chiefs legends Tanerau Latimer & Jarred Hoeata and what they've been teaching the boys. We got some player perspective from New Plymouth's Blair Murray & Hamilton's Mason Tupaea. And finally, the Strength & Conditioning coach Wally Rifle.
    For many of these athletes, it was their first taste of a professional environment. A big thank you to the Chiefs for allowing us in to camp!

  • @Stargazer

    "We then caught up Chiefs legends Tanerau Latimer & Jarred Hoeata "



    University of Waikato Chiefs Region Under 16 Tournament is set to showcase the up and coming rugby talent within Chiefs Country. The tournament proudly sponsored by University of Waikato will see Bay of Plenty, Counties Manukau, Taranaki and Waikato’s respective Under 16 sides take to the field from Monday 30 September through to Thursday 3 October.
    Teams will compete across three days with hosts Taranaki kicking off the tournament against Waikato at 5.00pm, followed by Counties Manukau and Bay of Plenty at 7.00pm. Both games will take place at TET Stadium, Inglewood on Monday 30 September, before the tournament moves to New Plymouth Boys’ High School for day two (Tuesday 1 October) and the final round robin matches on Thursday 3 October.


    The tournament format is as follows:

    Monday 30th September 2019: TET Stadium, Inglewood
    5.00pm Kick off: Taranaki vs Waikato
    7.00pm Kick off: Counties Manukau vs Bay of Plenty

    Tuesday 1st October 2019: New Plymouth Boys’ High School, New Plymouth
    12.00pm Kick off: Bay of Plenty vs Waikato
    2.00pm Kick off: Taranaki vs Counties Manukau

    Wednesday 2nd October 2019: Education Day, New Plymouth Boys’ High School, New Plymouth
    9.30am – 12.00pm

    Thursday 3rd October 2019: New Plymouth Boys’ High School, New Plymouth
    12.00pm Kick off: Counties Manukau vs Waikato
    2.00pm Kick off: Taranaki vs Bay of Plenty

    For team lists, see the article.

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