Mackintosh signs with Chiefs

    2013-07-02 07:50

    Wellington -  Highlanders stalwart Jamie Mackintosh signed a two-year contract with defending Super Rugby champions the Chiefs on Tuesday, saying he needed a fresh challenge.

    The loosehead prop has been largely overlooked in favour of Tony Woodcock at the under-performing Highlanders this season, making only five appearances for the South Island franchise.

    "In order for me to grow as a player I feel the time is right for me to have a change," said Mackintosh, 28, who will move to the Chiefs at the end of the year.

    Waikato coach Dave Rennie said he was pleased to have signed a proven leader in Mackintosh.

    "Jamie is a crucial signing for us. He is a bloody good man and we are rapt to have him," he said.

    Mackintosh has played 67 matches for the Highlanders and has one Test cap for the All Blacks.

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