Chiefs sign up New Zealand U20’s Captain Moli

New Zealand U20’s Junior World Cup winning captain Atunaisa Moli has signed
with the Chiefs for the next two years of Super Rugby.

The versatile Waikato prop who can play both sides of the scrum has impressed
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie since being a part of the Chiefs Development programme
in 2014.

Moli toured with the Chiefs Development team to Hong Kong earlier this season
in addition to spending time training with the Chiefs Investec Super Rugby squad.

Rennie said “Atu is a big man with a big future. We’ve got to know him
well over the past couple of seasons from a character and training perspective.
His work ethic and desire to develop his game is impressive.”

It has been an exciting time for the 20 year-old tighthead prop. Having led
his country to their first Junior World Cup championship since 2011, Moli is
rapt to have his first Super Rugby contract.

The 125kg prop said “I enjoy living in Hamilton and the Chiefs and Waikato
have done a lot for me, so it was a logical choice to sign with them both.”

“I have learned a lot and am looking forward to continue that learning
with the Chiefs.”

Moli will continue to play his ITM Cup for Waikato. He has represented the New
Zealand U20’s in 2014 and 2015 and captained the Marlborough Boys First
XV in 2013.

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