Midfield headaches for Chiefs

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:59
Large charlie ngatai chiefs 2017 800

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

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Tue, 27 June 2017
Hurricanes v B&I Lions 07h35 Westpac Stadium
Fri, 30 June 2017
Sharks v Bulls 17h00 Kings Park, Durban
Sat, 01 July 2017
Jaguares v Kings 23h05 Buenos Aires
New Zealand v B&I Lions 07h35 Westpac Stadium
Cheetahs v Stormers 13h05 Bloemfontein
Lions v Sunwolves 15h15 Ellis Park Stadium
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 13 6 0 7 33
Waratahs 13 4 0 9 19
Force 13 4 0 9 17
Reds 13 3 0 10 17
Rebels 13 1 1 11 8
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 14 14 0 0 63
Hurricanes 14 11 0 3 54
Chiefs 14 11 1 2 53
Highlanders 14 10 0 4 46
Blues 14 7 1 6 37
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 12 7 0 5 30
Cheetahs 13 3 0 10 16
Bulls 12 3 0 9 15
Sunwolves 12 1 0 11 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 13 12 0 1 56
Sharks 13 9 1 3 42
Jaguares 12 5 0 7 24
Kings 12 4 0 8 19