Midfield problems for Chiefs
NEWS: The Chiefs suffered a huge blow ahead of their trip to Cape Town after centre Seta Tamanivalu was ruled out his team's quarterfinal against the Stormers.
Tamanivalu is unavailable for the match after sustaining an MCL injury in their Round 17 clash against the Highlanders. He will be assessed on a week-by-week basis.
With both Charlie Ngatai and Andrew Horrell still suffering from concussion, the Chiefs' have little options, outside of Anton Lienert-Brown.
In total the Chiefs have 15 players unavailable. They include: Nepo Laulala, Mitchell Karpik, Pauliasi Manu, Sam Henwood, Johan Bardoul, Glen Fisiiahi, Maama Vaipulu, Michael Allardice, Michael Leitch, James Tucker, Charlie Ngatai, Seta Tamanivalu, Andrew Horrell, Hiroshi Yamashita, Augustine Pulu (All Blacks Sevens).
Forwards: Kane Hames, Mitchell Graham, Atu Moli, Siegfried Fisi'ihoi, Siate Tokolahi, Hika Elliot, Nathan Harris, Dominic Bird, Brodie Retallick, Lachlan Boshier, Tom Sanders, Sam Cane, Taleni Seu, Liam Messam.
Backs: Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Brad Weber, Aaron Cruden, James Lowe, Damian McKenzie, Anton Lienert-Brown, Stephen Donald, Sam McNicol, Sam Vaka, Toni Pulu, Shaun Stevenson.