Messam ton on hold

RICHARD FERGUSON updates followers of the latest Super Rugby news from New Zealand.

Messam century put on hold

Chiefs management are trying to convince Liam Messam to miss the match against the Kings this weekend so he can run out in Hamilton for his 100th Super Rugby match.

Messam is currently on 99 matches and wants to play against the Kings, even though his coaches want to give him the a home game to reach the milestone.

Messam is co-captain of the team and has played in all three previous matches and will put the team before his own milestones, which is why he wants to play in Port Elizabeth this weekend.

Chiefs get reinforcements

The Chiefs have called for reinforcement from New Zealand ahead of their match against the Kings this weekend.

Hooker Rhys Marshall and prop Michael Kainga are on their way to South Africa to replace Mahonri Schwalger and Ben Tameifuna respectively.

Schwalger has a knee injury that will not heal in time for him to take part in the rest of the tour while Tameifuna returns home for personal reasons, apparently a family bereavement.