Charlie Ngatai is a member of the Ngati Porou and Te Whanau-a-Apanui iwi and made his Maori All Blacks debut on the European Tour in 2012. He played in all three matches on that tour and scored a try in the game against Canada in Oxford.
Originally from Gisborne, on the east coast of the North Island, Ngatai made his first class debut aged 18 for Poverty Bay, before moving to Wellington. He shifted to the Chiefs this year after two strong seasons with the Hurricanes.
His national representative career includes involvement with the New Zealand Schools team and he was part of the 2010 Junior World Championship-winning New Zealand Under 20 team, taking part in all five matches in that tournament.
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