Chiefs will be without Ngatai

Date published: April 22 2016

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The Chiefs have been dealt a major blow after Charlie Ngatai was forced to withdraw from the match against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday.

The impressive Ngatai has not recovered sufficiently after a shoulder injury sustained in the 29-23 victory over the Blues in Round Seven.

Andrew Horrell will replace him in the number twelve jersey while Stephen Donald comes in to provide cover on the bench.

Chiefs (revised): 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Seta Tamanivalu, 12 Andrew Horrell, 11 Sam McNicol, 10 Aaron Cruden (cc), 9 Brad Weber, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane (cc), 6 Tom Sanders, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Michael Allardice, 3 Atu Moli, 2 Rhys Marshall, 1 Mitchell Graham 
Replacements: 16 Hika Elliot, 17 Siate Tokolahi, 18 Siegfried Fisi’ihoi, 19 Taleni Seu, 20 Maama Vaipulu, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Stephen Donald, 23 Glen Fisiiahi

Date: Saturday, April 23
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Kick-off: 19:35 local (07:35 GMT)
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant Referees: Nick Briant, Brendon Pickerill
TMO: Glenn Newman

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