Chiefs have announced Stephen “Beaver” Donald would return to play for the club for the 2019 Super Rugby Season.
Donald made his Super Rugby debut for the Gallagher Chiefs against the Waratahs in 2005, the first five-eighth was one of the most prolific points scorers in New Zealand, scoring the most points in the 2007 Super Rugby competition and the second most points in 2008, behind Dan Carter.
“We are pleased to have Stephen Donald the Beaver re-join our Chiefs whanau for 2019," commented Head Coach Colin Cooper.
"He is a great team man who brings a wealth of experience and mana to our side. He is a good conductor of the game and will deliver for the team when provided the opportunity.”
Donald is most commonly recognised for his 2011 Rugby World Cup penalty goal kick to secure the All Blacks World Cup victory over France at Eden Park. Later in Donald’s career, he captained the Chiefs to their historic 2016 win against Wales. He has also had a stint playing in Japan and for English Premiership team, Bath.