All Blacks scrum-half Brad Weber has committed his immediate future with New Zealand Rugby and Chiefs after signing a new contract at least until the 2023 World Cup.
Weber made his international debut for New Zealand in 2015 and has gone on to play 10 Tests including three games in the 2019 World Cup. He also represented New Zealand Under 20 and Maori All Blacks in the past.
Having started his career with National Provincial Championship side Otago in 2012, he moved to Waikato in 2013 with his Super Rugby debut for Chiefs coming in 2014. Overall, he has played 98 games for Chiefs and served them as a co-captain along with Sam Cane.
“I’m really pleased to have signed with NZR and the Gallagher Chiefs till 2023. My season with the Chiefs this past year was one of the most enjoyable I have had,” the Hawkes Bay native said.
“I love the plan that the Chiefs have in place for the next two years, something that is very exciting for the players and our fans alike, and which is something I definitely want to be a part of. The potential to play 100 games for the Gallagher Chiefs next year is a massive goal of mine that I would love to achieve.
“As always, I love representing the All Blacks. I do not take for granted whenever I am selected and am looking forward to growing my role within the team whilst representing my family on the world stage.”
Chiefs head coach Clayton McMillan is delighted with Weber recommitting to the club.
“Brad is a key leader within our squad and had a standout season this year as a Gallagher Chiefs co-captain,” he said.
“He is an incredibly talented and experienced halfback, leading from the front with his consistent performances, effective attack and reliable support play.
“He has been exceptional both on and off the field for us and we look forward to hopefully adding him to our prolific list of club centurions next year.”