2 Aug 2012

Captain Clarke cleared to play for Chiefs

4:38 pm on 2 August 2012

The Chiefs coach Dave Rennie breathed a sigh of relief this evening after captain Craig Clarke was cleared to play in Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Sharks in Hamilton.

The lock came through a fitness test on his injured knee unscathed and will take part in the side's captains run tomorrow.

Rennie has stuck with the same side that beat the Crusaders in last week's semi-final and he's more than happy his talismanic captain will lead the troops out onto a sold out Waikato Stadium.

The Chiefs team is:

1. Sona Taumalolo

2. Mahonri Schwalger

3. Ben Tameifuna

4. Craig Clarke ©

5. Brodie Retallick

6. Liam Messam

7. Tanerau Latimer

8. Kane Thompson

9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow

10. Aaron Cruden

11. Asaeli Tikoirotuma

12. Sonny Bill Williams

13. Andrew Horrell

14. Tim Nanai-Williams

15. Robbie Robinson

16. Hika Elliot

17. Ben Afeaki

18. Michael Fitzgerald

19. Sam Cane

20. Brendon Leonard

21. Jackson Willison

22. Lelia Masaga