A player with an uncompromising attitude who leads by example with his enormous work ethic and polished skill set. - Dave Rennie
Fan-favourite Liam Messam will return to the Chiefs in 2017,
A strong leader, Messam co-captained the Chiefs from 2012 to 2015 and notched up 46 Test caps for the All Blacks. He has also represented the Maori All Blacks, winning the prestigious Tom French Memorial Trophy for Maori Player of the Year in 2013. Messam returns to the Chiefs after a stint with the All Blacks Sevens team, and two seasons with the Toshiba Brave Lupus in Tokyo, Japan.
He was awarded the Waikato Rugby Sportsperson of the Year in 2014. The former Maori All Blacks captain is a double Gold Commonwealth Games sevens winner and sparing partner for his team mate Sonny Bill Williams.
What primary school did you go to?
What high school did you go to?
Rotorua Boys High School
Favourite subject at school?
What rugby club are you affiliated with?
Which sports person did you look up to as a kid?
Ray Lewis 'NFL'
An interesting fact about you?
I'm a very good cook
Best place you've gone travelling?
If you could play one other sport professionally, what would it be?
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Earned not given
Your favourite rugby memory?
I just love playing the game
What is your nickname within the team?
What does representing the Gallagher Chiefs mean to you?
It means everything.