Daniel Rona inks three-year deal with Chiefs

Daniel Rona inks three-year deal with Chiefs

Breakout midfielder Daniel Rona has signed with the Chiefs on a three-year deal from 2024, the Chiefs Rugby Club announced today.

The former concreter is thrilled to be staying off the tools and remaining with the Gallagher Chiefs next season.

"I have loved my time so far this year and I’m really excited to be able to sign on for the next three seasons," said Rona.

The 22-year-old from Taranaki joined the Gallagher Chiefs this season as injury cover and quickly proved himself deserving of a fulltime place in the squad.

Making his debut off the bench against the Highlanders, Rona put in a strong performance and went from strength to strength to be named in the starting lineup just three rounds later against the Blues.

Scoring his maiden try against the Hurricanes in round eight, he went one better in Dunedin for a two-try, Man-of-the-Match performance against their southern rivals.

Gallagher Chiefs head coach Clayton McMillan said: “We are pleased to have Daniel commit to the Gallagher Chiefs going forward. He has been on our radar since he debuted for Taranaki and there's been something about him that we have always liked.

“Coming in during pre-season, he slotted in well to our environment, worked hard and took the opportunities that came his way.

“As we look to the future, securing talent like Daniel is key to continuously improving our squad while still having a good balance of fresh blood and experience.”

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