All Blacks and Chiefs lock Brodie Retallick has been ruled out of the Chiefs tour to South Africa and for up to the next six weeks after breaking his ribs playing against the Lions.
The Chiefs leave New Zealand on Sunday for South Africa where they will play the Southern Kings before flying to Buenos Aires to play the Jaguares and Retallick will remain in NZ.
Retallick had to leave the field in the 46th minute of the Chiefs 32-36 loss to the Lions and was replaced by Taleni Seu.
The early diagnosis is that Retallick will return to the field in 4-6 weeks.
Chiefs touring squad
Pauliasi Manu , Rhys Marshall , Hiroshi Yamashita , Michael Allardice , James Tucker , Tom Sanders , Sam Cane , Maama Vaipulu , Nathan Harris , Mitchell Graham , Siate Tokolahi , Taleni Seu , Michael Leitch , Johan Bardoul , Atu Moli.
Tawera Kerr-Barlow , Aaron Cruden , James Lowe , Charlie Ngatai , Seta Tamanivalu , Latu Vaeno , Damian McKenzie , Brad Weber , Anton Lienert-Brown , Glen Fisiiahi , Stephen Donald , Sam McNicol.