Kahui answers Chiefs’ SOS

Midfielder Richard Kahui has answered an SOS and flew out to join the Chiefs in South Africa on Monday, as the Super 14 team’s injury crisis continue.


Kahui, who has been sidelined with a shoulder injury since the Chiefs’ first pre-season outing in January, has been declared fit to play again.


A statement from the Chiefs camp said injuries will be further assessed this week in the Chiefs camp before a decision is made on which player Kahui will officially replace.


The Chiefs injury list has been lengthened with first five-eighths (fly-half) Stephen Donald suffering a groin strain in the 21-16 loss to the Stormers last Friday. He will continue to be tested and assessed by medical staff this week.


Meanwhile it was revealed that loose forward Sione Lauaki (broken wrist) is likely to be available for selection this week to face the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.


Lock Keith Robinson (calf strain) will continue to be tested and assessed by medical staff. He is unlikely to be available for selection this week.


Captain Jono Gibbes, who remained home in New Zealand with a calf tear, will be out for another three to five weeks.


First five-eighths Tasesa Lavea, who is struggling with a medial ligament injury, will be sidelined for between five and seven weeks.


Fullback Sosene Anesi will have his broken neck in a brace for another six weeks.


365 Digital

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