Chiefs sign Muliaina and Fruean
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Mils Muliaina said "I have really enjoyed my time in Japan playing for a great company, NTT DoCoMo but I am grateful for the opportunity to play Super Rugby again in New Zealand for another team that I am passionate about."
Robbie Fruean returns to Super Rugby after undergoing successful heart valve surgery. The 25 year-olds’ rehabilitation is progressing well with Fruean having returned to full exercise training and is on track to return to contact training and playing in early 2014.
“I am thankful for the chance to return to rugby at this level and am really looking forward to the Chiefs environment and the beginning of a new and important chapter for me,” said Fruean.
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie is happy with the final additions to his side. “Mils and Robbie are both proven talents and top men. We know the value they will add to our side. Robbie is big and powerful and Mils is one of the most experienced players in New Zealand rugby so both are great additions to our squad.”
Mils Muliaina is 1.84m and 93kg. He has played 100 All Blacks tests and 104 Super Rugby matches for the Chiefs and Blues. Muliaina won a Commonwealth Gold medal at the Manchester games with the New Zealand Sevens team and played his ITM Cup for Waikato and Auckland.
Robbie Fruean is 1.90m and 110kg. He has played his Super Rugby for the Crusaders and Hurricanes and represented Canterbury and Wellington in the ITM Cup.
Muliaina will join the Chiefs in February at the conclusion of his Japanese season and Fruean will assemble with the Chiefs for pre-season at the end of November.
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