Chiefs give flyer Pulu a Super Rugby contract

The Chiefs have announced that 2015 wider training squad member Toni Pulu has
earned a squad contract for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

The winger who spent the first part of the 2015 season recovering from shoulder
surgery and ankle problems has signed for the next year.

Chiefs Coach Dave Rennie said “Although injured for a big chunk of the
season Toni made an impression through his dedication and work ethic. The fastest
man in our squad, Toni has the skill set and mindset to be a force at Super
Rugby level.”

25 year-old Pulu who has just won the Counties Manukau Rugby club competition
with his club Bombay said “I enjoyed the Chiefs environment and love working
with the coaches and am keen to get my first cap for Super Rugby.”

Toni will take the field this afternoon for the Counties Manukau Steelers when
they play Canterbury at 3pm at ECOLight Stadium in their final pre season hit
out before the ITM cup begins.

Pulu joins the growing list of players who have already committed to the Chiefs.

2016 Chiefs contracted players: Michael Allardice, Dominic Bird, Johan Bardoul,
Sam Cane, Aaron Cruden, Hika Elliot, Mitchell Graham, Nathan Harris, Tawera
Kerr-Barlow, Tevita Koloamatangi, Nepo Laulala, Michael Leitch, Anton Lienert-Brown,
James Lowe, Pauliasi Manu, Damian McKenzie, Charlie Ngatai, Augustine Pulu,
Toni Pulu, Brodie Retallick, Liam Squire, Seta Tamanivalu, Siate Tokolahi, Maama
Vaipulu, Brad Weber and Sonny Bill Williams.

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