Atu Moli Working On Getting Faster

Atu Moli is only 20-years old, but his resume is already mighty impressive.

Fresh out of high school, Moli captained the New Zealand U-20 side to World Cup glory in 2015.

The intensity of Super Rugby is above and beyond that of what Moli experienced with the New Zealand U-20 side, and his primary work on has been improving his speed around the field in order to keep up with the game.

“For me, I love physicality, but I am still trying to work on keeping up with the pace of it,” Moli said.

Weighing 127kg, Moli has power in the scrum and on defense, not missing a single tackle so far this season.

Moli has played four games for the Chiefs, but he says each one feels like a debut in itself.

“Every game feels like it is my first because of the atmosphere that goes around the dressing room”, Moli said.

Moli is in line for selection for the Chiefs clash against the Hurricanes this Saturday.

Chiefs set to field bulky front row in 2016

The Chiefs continue their big signings during Super Rugby offseason, snapping up New Zealand U-20’s captain Atu Moli for two years.

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Moli will prove to be a bigger signing for the Chiefs than a lot of fans will realize and completes what will be a massive front row in 2016.

With the departure of Ben Tamiefuna to France, Moli joins Nepo Laulala to add massive bulk to the Chiefs front row. Not only does Moli bring considerable size, his credentials are already worthy of a player who can make an impact in Super Rugby.

Moli captained the New Zealand U-20’s to a World Championship this year and has impressed early in ITM Cup with Waikato.

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie says that Moli has a big future ahead of him and has worked well in the clubs development squad.

“His work ethic and desire to develop his game is impressive and we have got to know him quite well over the past couple of seasons,” Rennie said.

Other big signings for the Chiefs in offseason include Dominic Bird, Warriors league star Glen Fisiiahi, and Crusaders prop Nepo Laulala