Messam in doubt

Liam Messam sustained a calf injury in last Friday’s hit-out and could miss the Chiefs’ opening Super Rugby clash.

The Chiefs loose forward injured himself in the match against the Melbourne Rebels in Geelong, and is doubtful for the next two pre-season matches. Reports from New Zealand also suggest that he could miss the Round 1 match against the Highlanders because of the ailment.

The Chiefs will play their second pre-season match against the Highlanders in Queenstown on Saturday.