Waikato have confirmed that back-row Liam Messam has committed with the provincial side for the 2022 season of National Provincial Championship.
Messam started his career with Waikato in 2003 with his Super Rugby debut for Chiefs coming in 2006 following which he went on to play for Toshiba Brave Lupus and Toulon before returning back to the Hamilton based side in 2021.
The 37-year-old has amassed 97 games for Waikato and is set to become the 23rd player to reach the milestone of century appearances for them.
Waikato Head Coach Ross Filipo lavished praises on Messam and his contributions to the club.
“We here at Waikato Rugby are pleased to announce that Liam Messam has recommitted to the province for another season," he told the club's official website.
"Liam is one of these talented and experienced players that you are privileged to have in your ranks. His mana and presence alone, can help lift the squad to another level if he is playing or not.
"It is extra special that he has a chance this season to reach a tremendous milestone of 100 games for the province joining a very special list of 22 other Waikato legends that have achieved this feat.”