Brodie Retallick Super Rugby: Kaleb Trask secures contract with Chiefs

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Bay of Plenty playmaker Kaleb Trask has secured his first Super Rugby contract, by being named in the 2020 Gallagher Chiefs squad.

Trask, who was part of the Jock Hobbs Memorial winning Bay of Plenty Under-19s last year, had some decent game time for the Bay of Plenty Steamers at the end of 2018 and the start of 2019 before being struck by injury.

He is one of nine rookies named in the Gallagher Chiefs squad for 2020, also made up of eight current All Blacks, six Māori All Blacks, one Gallagher Chiefs centurion and one international.

Trask is one of five exciting backs joining the squad. Taranaki teammates halfback Lisati Milo-Harris and winger Kini Naholo will set out to make their Investec Super Rugby debuts in the Gallagher Chiefs jersey while Waikato’s Quinn Tupaea – and Trask – will aspire to make their Investec Super Rugby debuts. Both have donned the black jersey for New Zealand Under 20s, Tupaea in 2019 and Trask in 2018.

Gallagher Chiefs head coach Warren Gatland said he is confident he has a great group of talented players for the 2020 Investec Super Rugby season.

“I’m very excited about this group of young men we have assembled, which has a good spread of talented players from throughout our Chiefs region,” Gatland said.

“Within the squad, we have a strong core group of leaders, despite losing the leadership and outstanding ability of 2019 Gallagher Chiefs co-captain Brodie Retallick we regain former co-captain Aaron Cruden.

“We have retained a large contingent of the squad for the season ahead, which will provide us with a good platform to build on. Adding in a great combination of young talent, we believe the sq

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