Midfield headaches for Chiefs

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:59
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INJURY UPDATE: The Chiefs depth in the midfield will be seriously tested when they face Blues in Auckland in Round 14 of Super Rugby.

Sam McNicol and Stephen Donald are both unlikely to feature in Friday's clash due to concussion. Both players left the field during their team's 24-31 loss to the Crusaders in Suva last weekend.

All Black centre Charlie Ngatai (concussion), is the biggest concern for the Chiefs as he will again be unavailable for selection this week.

Ngatai missed the match against the Crusaders after returning to action a week earlier against the Reds. The clash against the Aussie outfit was Ngatai's first in a year.

However, he felt headaches at a subsequent training session and is back playing a waiting game.

"Charlie's had about four days symptom-free," said Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie told NZ Newswire. "But we're unlikely to use him this week. We want to be really sure.

"In the end, we'll take advice from the medics around that.

"We just want to be really cautious around it. So we're not going to rush him back in."

Source: NZ Newswire

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 29 July 2017
Crusaders v Chiefs 07h35 Christchurch
Golden Lions v Griquas 10h00 Johannesburg
Lions v Hurricanes 12h30 Ellis Park
Sharks v Pumas 15h00 Durban
Sun, 30 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province 12h30 Bloemfontein
RESULT SCORE
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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Pool AU
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
Pool NZ
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
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 15 14 0 1 65
Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28