Os Chiefs anunciaram oficialmente a contratação do atleta do Técnico Sam Henwood . Foi para nós um privilégio contar com o Sam nas duas últimas épocas onde teve um papel decisivo quer a jogar na equipa sénior quer a treinar as camadas jovens. É também um orgulho ver o nome do Técnico e do Rugby português ser mencionado a este nível.
Boa sorte Sam!
"CHIEFS RUGBY SQUAD UPDATE: The Gallagher Chiefs have been bolstered by two experienced additions to their squad ahead of their opening Investec Super Rugby match against the Crusaders this Saturday. Following the loss of All Black prop Nepo Laulala and promising flanker Mitchell Karpik to season-ending knee injuries, depth has been restored with the announcement that Japan prop Hiroshi Yamashita and Counties Manukau Steelers openside Sam Henwood will join the Gallagher Chiefs squad as injury replacements for the 2016 Investec Super Rugby season.
Gallagher Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie said: “Sam had an impressive ITM Cup and was unlucky not to be selected for a Super Rugby team. He’s been playing in Portugal and is in good nick. Sam is ambitious, professional and excited to test himself at this level. Yama is an experienced international prop and has quickly made an impression since his arrival. He earned the respect of his teammates immediately through his work ethic and his sense of humour.”
Sam Henwood was three months into his second season with Portuguese side Tecnico when he was beckoned home to join the Gallagher Chiefs in the wake of a season-ending knee injury to Mitchell Karpik. 24-year old Henwood had been sharing his time between his commitments to Mitre 10 Cup team Counties Manukau and Tecnico who compete in Portugal’s top national competition. Counties Manukau is well represented in the 2016 Gallagher Chiefs squad with Henwood joining seven of his Steelers teammates in the team.
The former Kings College 1st fifteen captain has played for both Auckland and Counties Manukau in the national provincial competition, combining his rugby with tertiary study. Henwood graduated from Auckland University of Technology with degrees in Business and Computer Science, majoring in marketing and software development."