McKenzie re-signs with Chiefs


Impressive full-back Damian McKenzie has committed to Chiefs, signing on for two more years with the Super Rugby club.

McKenzie has starred this season and leads the competition for tries and points scored, helping Chiefs sit top of the Australasian Group.

The 21-year-old re-signed with the team on Tuesday, extending his stay until the end of the 2018 campaign.

"I'm really pleased with my decision to sign on with the Chiefs for another two years. I've enjoyed the shift up to Hamilton and my time with the Chiefs," McKenzie said.

"The team environment is one of a kind and the wider organisation has been very helpful with my transition and career so far."

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie was delighted to hold onto McKenzie, saying he was as good as any player in Super Rugby.

"We're absolutely rapt that Damian's committed here long-term. He's an impressive young man - competitive and resilient with a skillset to rival anyone in the competition," he said.

"He plays with a free spirit, is courageous and is a pleasure to coach."

Chiefs have made a red-hot start to the season, winning eight of their nine matches to be well clear at the top.