The Chiefs have confirmed the loose-forward duo of Mitchell Brown and Lachlan Boshier have extending their contracts with the Waikato-based side.
The Taranaki pair joined the Chiefs as replacement players in 2016 and following some immensely impressive perfomances in their maiden Super Rugby seasons they earned full contracts for 2017. Brown and Boshier have both signed for two-year extensions.
Twenty-three-year-old Mitchell Brown is known for his uncompromising and assertive style of play. He made his debut in jersey 6 for the Chiefs against Wales in June 2016. His Super Rugby debut followed soon after against the Crusaders in Suva, Fiji.
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 defense against King Country in 2012. Mitchell Brown has played 27 first class games over five seasons with the amber and blacks.
Lachlan Boshier made his Gallagher Chiefs debut against the Sharks in April 2016. The instinctive forward quickly established himself as an excellent continuity openside flanker. At 1.93m and 106kg, Boshier is proving a handful for opposition teams due to his accuracy and work ethic. The 22-year-old builder is Chief #276 and has played 13 Investec Super Rugby games to date.