10 Feb 2014

Chiefs partner up with Japanese club

11:49 am on 10 February 2014

The two-time Super Rugby champion Chiefs have entered a high performance partnership with Japanese rugby club the Kobelco Steelers.

The arrangement will involve rugby high performance development exchanges between the two rugby clubs.

The Kobelco Steelers coaches and players will visit the Chiefs during the Super Rugby season and Chiefs coaches and team management staff will head to Japan during the Kobelco Steelers' season.

Chiefs Rugby Club CEO Andrew Flexman says for them it aligns with their strategic objectives around fostering international relationships and continuing to develop their brand globally.