Brad Shields to be recognised for 100th milestone
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New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew said the milestone was a special one for the Hurricanes skipper.
“Brad has been the core of the Hurricanes for some time. An extremely committed player on and off the field, Brad's leadership has been a key part of the team's success in recent years. We congratulate him on the pending milestone.”
Shields, who made his debut for the Hurricanes on 25 February, 2012 against the Stormers in Cape Town, is the 14th Hurricanes player to reach 100 Super Rugby matches.
One of just nine Hurricanes forwards to have scored 10 or more tries, Shields also holds the record for captaining the side to nine consecutive wins.
Reaching 100 Super Rugby games for the Hurricanes was undoubtedly special for Shields who has always represented the club with huge pride.
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Hurricanes Head Coach Chris Boyd added his congratulations to Shields on reaching the mark.
“Brad has really been and remains a great leader for us, not only during the times when he has captained the side,” he said.
“He is a great man who has always given everything he has for the Hurricanes and that has earned the respect of his peers, the management team and everyone who has come into contact with him at the club. We all congratulate him on this milestone.”
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