The Argentine center Santiago Chocobares seemed to have everything closed with the Auckland Blues to be a new player for him Super Rugby Aotearoa, but its arrival could not be defined and finally it will not happen.
Hence, former Auckland and Northland player Bryce Heem will take last place on the Blues list for Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021.
“We were waiting for Santiago Chocobares to join us, but it was very difficult to bring him here,” said MacDonald, Blues coach.
Furthermore, about Heem, the Blues Head Coach said: “Bryce is a quality player and a quality guy who has been an excellent foreign professional in Europe. He will be an invaluable asset to us this season. He played center and wing for us at Tasman and was excellent both on and off the field. His experience at Seven means that his work rate is excellent and he is very fast and full-bodied. His recent form in France was impressive. “