Chiefs lose SBW and Lowe to injury

Date published: May 15 2015

The Chiefs suffered a double setback ahead of Saturday's clash with the Hurricanes in Wellington when Sonny Bill Williams and James Lowe were forced to withdraw through injury.

Williams will sit out the match due to a back strain while an old shoulder injury of Lowe's flared up again after training on Friday.

Anton Lienert-Brown comes into the starting line-up to replace Williams while Bryce Heem takes over from Lowe on the left wing.

With Heem elevated to the run-on side, Marty McKenzie comes in to the run-on side on to the replacements bench.

Chiefs (revised): 15 Tom Marshall, 14 Hosea Gear, 13 Charlie Ngatai, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Bryce Heem, 10 Damian McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Messam (c), 5 Michael Fitzgerald, 4 Michael Allardice, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Pauliasi Manu.
Replacements: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Siate Tokolahi, 18 Mitchell Graham, 19 Liam Squire, 20 Maama Vaipulu, 21 Augustine Pulu, 22 Andrew Horrell, 23 Marty McKenzie.

Date: Saturday, May 16
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Kick-off: 19:35 local (17:35 AEST, 09:35 SAST, 07:35 GMT)
Referee: Glen Jackson
Assistant referees: Ben O'Keeffe, Aki Aso
TMO: Vinny Munro