Chiefs duo extend contracts
Cape Town - Loose forwards Mitchell Brown and Lachlan Boshier have agreed new contracts to stay with the Chiefs until the end of 2019.
The Taranaki pair joined
the Chiefs as replacement players in 2016, impressing in their
maiden Super Rugby seasons to earn full contracts for 2017.
Brown, 23, is known for his uncompromising
and assertive style of play. At 1.94m and 110kg, his size coupled with
his impressive skillset offers versatility at lock,
flank and No 8.
Brown made his debut in the No 6 jersey for the Chiefs
against Wales in June 2016. His Super Rugby debut followed soon after
against the Crusaders in Suva, Fiji. To date he has played nine games for
the Chiefs and is Chiefs No 278.
Born and raised in Taranaki, Brown attended New Plymouth Boys High
School and played two years for the School’s 1st XV in 2010 and 2011. He
earned his first cap for the Port Taranaki Bulls in their Ranfurly
Shield defence against King Country in 2012. Brown has played
27 first class games over five seasons with the amber and blacks.
Boshier made his Chiefs debut against the Sharks in April
2016 and quickly established himself as an
excellent openside flank. At 1.93m and 106kg, Boshier has
proved a handful for opposition teams due to his accuracy and work
ethic. The 22-year-old builder is Chiefs No 276 and has played 13
Super Rugby games to date.
Boshier is also a product of New Plymouth Boys High School. He played
for the School’s 1st XV from 2010-2012, a team he also captained. The
former New Zealand Under-20s representative made his Mitre 10 Cup debut
for the Port Taranaki Bulls in 2014.