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Liam Messam
Full Name: Liam Messam
Team: Chiefs
Position:Loose forward
Super Rugby Games:161
Super Rugby Points:160 (32T)
Super Rugby Debut:2006 v The Sharks

We are thrilled to have our most capped Chief back for yet another season. A born leader, Liam's presence is massive both on and off the field and we look forward to his leadership as we enter a new era.  - The Chiefs

Fan-favourite Liam Messam is back for a final season with the Gallagher Chiefs in 2018.  

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

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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

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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

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What does representing the Gallagher Chiefs mean to you?

It means everything.