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Cape Town - Tim Nanai-Williams is set to give the Chiefs a major boost by re-signing with the franchise.
understands Nanai-Williams has committed to the Hamilton-based
side despite being pursued by the Blues, who were keen to offer him the
opportunity of linking up with cousin Sonny Bill Williams.
represented the Chiefs between 2010-2015, winning two titles, and was a
firm favourite at the franchise because of his try-scoring instincts
and ability to play a number of positions.
Chiefs have lacked experience in their outside backs in recent years,
but Nanai-Williams will give them options at centre, wing and fullback.
represented Samoa at last year's Rugby World Cup and also pursued his dream
of representing the Samoan sevens team at the Olympics, although the
island nation failed to qualify. Since then, he has been playing
for Ricoh Black Rams in Japan.
Nanai-Williams may not be the
only player to return from Japan, with indications that Chiefs
legend Liam Messam will also make his way back to the franchise after
his stint with Toshiba.