9 Mar 2011

Mils out for a month

5:42 pm on 9 March 2011

A scan has confirmed that All Blacks fullback Mils Muliaina has fractured two vertebrae.

Muliaina suffered the injury during the Chiefs win over the Melbourne Rebels in Hamilton on Saturday night and will be out for a month.

The injury's not expected to require surgery.

Liam Messam will take over the captaincy with the Chiefs playing the Hurricanes in Wellington this weekend.