Chiefs sign All Black hooker for two more seasons

Hamilton based Super Rugby franchise the Chiefs have re-signed All Black hooker
Nathan Harris for the next two Super Rugby seasons.

The determined hooker spent the 2015 Super Rugby campaign on the sidelines
after suffering an ankle injury during the All Blacks historic match in Chicago.
During that time Harris showed plenty of heart despite set backs to work his
way back to fitness.

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie said “Nathan is a great bloke and a real team
player. He is very diligent, eager to learn and we expect him to continue where
he left off with his on-field performance.”

Harris will return to rugby today when his ITM Cup team, the Bay of Plenty Steamers
play the Manawatu Turbos in a pre-season fixture in Tauranga at the Domain.

The 23 year old is looking forward to getting some game time under his belt.
“I have spent the best part of nine months rehabilitating so I am amped
and ready to get stuck in. The Chiefs is a fantastic environment and they were
extremely supportive last season. It is a great culture to learn in, so I am
keen to get back on the paddock and put my best foot forward for them.”

Harris has played 12 games for the Chiefs making his unusual debut against the
Crusaders in Round one in 2014 where due to multiple injuries he went on at
flanker, marking Richie McCaw.

Harris joins the following Chiefs players who have already committed to the
Chiefs: Michael Allardice, Dominic Bird, Johan Bardoul, Sam Cane, Aaron Cruden,
Hika Elliot, Mitchell Graham, 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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