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Chiefs name traveling squad for Stormers QF

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Chiefs Coach Dave Rennie has named a 25 man Super Rugby squad that will travel to Cape Town South Africa to play the Stormers in a Quarter final.

All Black Seta Tamanivalu is unavailable for the match after sustaining an MCL injury in their Round 17 clash against the Highlanders. He will be assessed on a week-by-week basis.

Having topped African Conference 1, the Stormers secure the home advantage in what will be their first game against a New Zealand side this year under the 2016 competition format.

The game will be played at 7pm on Saturday the 23rd of July at Newlands, Cape Town, which is 5am on Sunday the 24th of July for Chiefs fans back in New Zealand.

Nepo Laulala, Mitchell Karpik, Pauliasi Manu, Sam Henwood, Johan Bardoul, Glen Fisiiahi, Maama Vaipulu, Michael Allardice, Michael Leitch, James Tucker, Charlie Ngatai, Seta Tamanivalu, Andrew Horrell, Hiroshi Yamashita, Augustine Pulu (All Blacks Sevens) were all not considered for selection.

The Chiefs squad will depart New Zealand in the early hours of Monday morning for Cape Town.

Chiefs traveling squad

Forwards

Kane Hames, Mitchell Graham, Atu Moli, Siegfried Fisi’ihoi, Siate Tokolahi, Hika Elliot, Nathan Harris, Dominic Bird, Brodie Retallick, Lachlan Boshier, Tom Sanders, Sam Cane, Taleni Seu, Liam Messam

Backs

Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Brad Weber, Aaron Cruden, James Lowe, Damian McKenzie, Anton Lienert-Brown, Stephen Donald, Sam McNicol, Sam Vaka, Toni Pulu, Shaun Stevenson.

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