Chiefs have confirmed that wing Sean Wainui has signed a new two-year deal with the Super Rugby until the end of the 2022 season.
Wainui started his professional rugby career with Taranaki in 2014 and played for Crusaders in 2016 and 2017 before switching to Chiefs in 2018. He has made 38 appearances for the club scoring 65 points for Chiefs.
“Being a Chief is something I’ve always dreamed of. To be able to continue this journey and perform for this team is something I really cherish,” he said.
“I love the culture, especially our Maori connection within the Chiefs and Chiefs Country. I really enjoy being with the brothers, the hard mahi and the challenges we face together. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”
Chiefs chief executive Michael Collins expressed delight in retaining the services of the 24-year-old for the next two seasons.
“Sean is an exciting player; he has produced a number of amazing moments for the Gallagher Chiefs since his debut in 2018,” he said.
“Receiving the Gallagher Chiefs Coaches’ Player of the Year award is testament to his work ethic, impressive form and influential leadership within our squad.
“We are excited to see what he will achieve over the coming years and will continue to enjoy watching him proudly represent Taranaki in the Mitre 10 Cup.”