Chiefs playmaker cleared
27 Jun 2012
Chiefs flyhalf Aaron Cruden has recovered from an Achilles injury and will start against the Highlanders on Friday.
Last Saturday, Cruden left the field with an injury and it was feared that he would not be fit for the Chiefs’ next clash. The problem with his Achilles is not a new one, and the player revealed that he had aggravated it.
However, Cruden was given the all clear on Wednesday to take his place for the Chiefs. They are currently on course for a top-place finish and a home semi-final.
Chiefs – 15 Robbie Robinson, 14 Tim Nanai-Williams, 13 Jackson Willison, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Kane Thompson, 7 Tanerau Latimer, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Craig Clarke (c), 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Mahonri Schwalger, 1 Toby Smith.
Subs: 16 Hika Elliot, 17 Sona Taumalolo, 18 Michael Fitzgerald, 19 Sam Cane, 20 Brendon Leonard, 21 Andrew Horrell, 22 Lelia Masaga.