Looking at discussions about next season spread over different threads, it seems time to start a new thread about next season's Chiefs squad.

  • Below, I've started with the 2018 Chiefs squad that was named on 1 Nov 2017
  • In italics, I have added the players that also played for the Chiefs in 2018, despite not being named in the initial squad.
  • Between brackets are the number of games played this season (stats: Fox Sports)
  • In bold are the players of which I know for sure that they are signed through to next season (obviously, this list may/will not be complete because the duration of contracts isn't always published. Some signings aren't even published)
  • Strikethrough: players, who are known to be leaving

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Some of the questions now are:

  1. In which positions do the Chiefs need to recruit more players.
  2. Who of the players of the initial 2018 squad would you like to see signed for 2019 (or longer)?
  3. Who of the players that played in 2018, but weren't in the initial squad, would you like to see signed for 2019 (or longer)?
  4. Which other player, who hasn't played for the Chiefs in 2018, would be on your wish list?
  5. Which player, who hasn't been signed yet, but played for the Chiefs in 2018, don't you want to be signed?

PROP

Moli (1)
Hames (-)
N Laulala (2)
Kautai (1)
Ross (7)
Graham (-)
Ta'avao (16)
Tu’inukuafe (15) to the Blues
Thwaites (11)
Prattley (9)

HOOKER

Polwart (13)
Harris (12)
Taukei'aho (7)

LOCK

Allardice (11)
Retallick (12)
Bird (1) to Racing 92
F Hoeata (-)

LOOSE FORWARD/LOCK

Ardron (10)

LOOSE FORWARD

Boshier (10)
L Jacobson (13)
Brown (3)
Karpik (5)
Cane (10)
Seu (5)
Messam (16) to Toulon
Sowakula (7)
Parete (8)
Matich(2)

HALFBACK

Weber (14)
Taumateine (2)
Tahuriorangi (16)

FIRST FIVE-EIGHTH

D McKenzie (14)
Falcon (3)
M McKenzie (11)

MIDFIELD

Nankivell (5)
A Lienert-Brown (14)
Ngatai (11) to Lyon
Fa'auli (12) to Toshiba Brave Lupus
Verney (-)

MIDFIELD/OUTSIDE BACK

Wainui (13)
Nanai-Williams to Clermont

OUTSIDE BACK

Alaimalo (16)
L Aumua (-)
McNicol (-)
Stevenson (8)
Pulu (11) to the Brumbies
O'Donnell (2)
Sullivan (1)
L Laulala (1)


(Please, let me know if you're sure I've missed a signing and I'll correct it in the list above.)