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Tameifuna commits to Chiefs

Popular front-rower Ben Tameifuna has agreed a new deal with the Chiefs for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

The Waikato prop made his debut for the franchise in 2012 against the Blues and has gone on to appear 48 times for them.

The 22-year-old has made a big impact for the Chiefs in the set-piece, while he has proved to be a willing ball carrier in the loose as well.

"I am a Chief by choice," he told the club's official website.

"There is a great amount of support in all aspects of this environment which is important for me to continue to develop both on and off the field."

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie added: "We are really happy with Tama. He's a powerful man, a destructive tackler with an impressive skillset."