25 Jun 2012

Cruden confident of playing for Chiefs

12:18 pm on 25 June 2012

The Crusaders appear to be the team hit the most by injuries to their All Blacks.

Dan Carter is out of the match against the Hurricanes this weekend, while Kieren Read and Israel Dagg are doubtful.

Meanwhile first five Aaron Cruden is optimistic he'll be able to play for the Chiefs against the Highlanders on Friday.

Cruden left the field midway through the first half of Saturday night's test with an achilles problem.