The Chiefs: News of note (Sunday 22nd May, 2016)

Here is the latest out of the Chiefs camp following the sides 36-15 victory over the Melbourne Rebels.

Michael Leitch To Miss Two Months 

After dislocating his thumb, Michael Leitch will miss up to two months of Super Rugby action. With one round remaining before the month-long international window, and a further three rounds after that until the playoffs, it is likely the kiwi-born Japanese captain will return for knockout rugby.

Aaron Cruden’s Personal Motivation Reminder 

Spotted on the left wristband of Aaron Cruden is written a generic code with letters and numbers. This code is the All Black-regular’s National Health Number (NHN) and it serves as motivation for Cruden on the field, reminding him of his battle with testicular cancer. Cruden says the use of this is a personal message to himself for each game.

“When things get tough on the field, it is something to look back on and know that you have to keep giving it your all”, Cruden said.

Charlie Ngatai Will Play Against Waratahs 

Charlie Ngatai is set to return to the Chiefs midfield for Friday nights clash against the Waratahs in Sydney after it has been revealed that symptoms of a concussion have fully healed. Ngatai’s inclusion will likely be at the expense of Anton Lienert-Brown.




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