Chiefs name squad for SA tour

    2014-03-17 16:02
    Cape Town - Two-time defending Super Rugby champions, the Chiefs, have announced their 27-man squad to travel to Perth and South Africa.

    The Chiefs will play three matches on tour against the Western Force, Bulls and the Cheetahs.

    After the Chiefs' 36-20 win over the Stormers at Waikato Stadium on Friday, centre Charlie Ngatai injured his calf muscle and will be out for 4-6 weeks, Chiefs' official website reports.

    Wing James Lowe damaged his MCL knee ligament and will also remain back in New Zealand with an expected recovery time of 4-6 weeks.

    Centre Robbie Fruean will be having an ablation procedure for an arrhythmia and will remain in New Zealand. The expectation around his return to play is 4-8 weeks.

    Ben Afeaki, Sam Cane and Augustine Pulu move off the injured list to join the travelling group and will be joined by wider training squad members Brad Webber, Anton Lienert-Brown and Jordan Payne. Payne was involved with the side during the pre-season.

    Chiefs travelling squad:

    Ben Afeaki
    Gareth Anscombe
    Sam Cane
    Aaron Cruden (captain)
    Michael Fitzgerald
    Josh Hohneck
    Andrew Horrell
    Tawera Kerr-Barlow
    Tanerau Latimer
    Anton Lienert-Brown
    Jamie Mackintosh
    Pauliasi Manu
    Rhys Marshall
    Tom Marshall
    Liam Messam
    Mils Muliaina
    Tim Nanai-Williams
    Jordan Payne
    Augustine Pulu
    Brodie Retallick
    Mahonri Schwalger
    Liam Squire
    Matt Symons
    Ben Tameifuna
    Kane Thompson
    Asaeli Tikoirotuma
    Brad Webber
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