Chiefs to test scrumhalf cover

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:57
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NEWS: The Chiefs will be resting star scrumhalf Tewera Kerr-Barlow for their upcoming clash against the Sunwolves on Saturday.

Kerr-Barlow received a head knock during his team's 16-7 over the Western Force in Perth last weekend and did not return for the second half of that game.

Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie said Kerr-Barlow will be rested this weekend even if the All Black recovers from concussion.

With Finlay Christie suspended for three weeks for stamping, it leaves the Chiefs short on scrumhalf cover.

Jonathan Taumateine will likely start in the No.9 jersey against the Sunwolves with Richard Judd providing cover off the bench.

Taumateine featured off the bench in the Chiefs' season opener against the Highlanders and played for 16 minutes against the Blues in Round Two.

Brad Weber was the franchise's other originally contracted No.9, but he is out for the season with a leg injury.

Meanwhile, All Black centre Charlie Ngatai is not too far from making his comeback.

The midfielder played 80 minutes of club rugby. However, Rennie feels Ngatai is still a few weeks away from being considered for Super Rugby again.

Ngatai has not featured in Super Rugby since suffering a head knock in May last year.

Source: stuff.co.nz

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Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
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Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 6 0 9 34
Force 15 6 0 9 26
Reds 15 4 0 11 21
Waratahs 15 4 0 11 19
Rebels 15 1 1 13 9
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Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
Hurricanes 15 12 0 3 58
Chiefs 15 12 1 2 57
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 51
Blues 15 7 1 7 37
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Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
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Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28