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Liam Messam
Full Name: Liam Messam
Team: Chiefs
Position:Loose forward
Height:190cm
Weight:108kg
DOB:25.03.84
Super Rugby Games:146
Super Rugby Points:120
Super Rugby Debut:2006 v The Sharks
Province:Waikato
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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?
Otonga, Rotorua

What high school did you go to?

Rotorua Boys High School

Favourite subject at school?

Maths

What rugby club are you affiliated with?

Hautapu

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?

Rarotonga 

If you could play one other sport professionally, what would it be?

NFL

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?

Hunga

What does representing the Gallagher Chiefs mean to you?

It means everything.