The Chiefs have named co-captains for this year’s Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign, confirming All Blacks halfback Brad Weber will join All Blacks Captain Sam Cane as the two leaders of the Waikato squad.
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Weber, 30, earns the role having debuted for the Chiefs in 2014 before eventually establishing himself as the club’s first choice halfback.
The Chiefs said in a statement this morning Weber’s leadership has been on display in the Mitre 10 Cup and more recently as stand-in captain for the Chiefs on several occasions during both the 2019 and 2020 Super Rugby seasons.
Weber said he’s honoured to undertake the role as a captain alongside Cane.
“I’m incredibly honoured to be asked to co-captain the Chiefs this year. A team that means the world to me so I don’t take this responsibility for granted and I look forward to leading this exciting group of players with Sam this year,” Weber said.
“It’s particularly special for me to co-captain alongside Sam, a man I have a huge amount of respect for in the way he plays but especially in the way he leads, so I can’t wait to get stuck into the season with him and the rest of the lads.”
Cane added he’s looking forward to working alongside Weber in leading the squad.
“Webby has a massive amount of respect from the group, he consistently leads on & off the field for us, so the co-captaincy role is a natural fit for him and I am really looking forward to working along-side him in leading this exciting Chiefs squad.”
Weber will have to wait for his first official game as a captain though with the Chiefs on a bye this week for the opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa before they host the Highlanders in round 2 at home.