1 Aug 2013

Chiefs unchanged for final

6:40 pm on 1 August 2013

The Chiefs have named an unchanged line-up for this weekend's Super Rugby final against the Brumbies in Hamilton.

The coach, Dave Rennie, has stuck with the players that edged the Crusaders in the semi-final as he tries to secure his second straight Super Rugby title.

The only question mark is over winger Lelia Masaga, who will have to prove he's recovered from an ankle injury in the Chiefs' final training session.

If Masaga is fit it's sure to be an emotional occasion as he plays his last game for the franchise along with the prop, Toby Smith, and the captain, Craig Clarke.

Chiefs: Toby Smith, Hika Elliot, Ben Tameifuna, Craig Clarke , Brodie Retallick, Liam Messam, Tanerau Latimer, Matt Vant Leven, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Aaron Cruden, Asaeli Tikoirotuma, Andrew Horrell, Charlie Ngatai, Lelia Masaga (Robbie Robinson), Gareth Anscombe.

Reserves: Rhys Marshall, Ben Afeaki, Michael Fitzgerald, Sam Cane, Augustine Pulu, Bundee Aki, Robbie Robinson (Patrick Osborne).