25 Jul 2013

Chiefs grapple with midfield issues

4:52 pm on 25 July 2013

The Chiefs are confident they can overcome their midfield injury issues and beat the Crusaders in Saturday's Super Rugby semi-final.

The defending champions have struggled to field a consistent combination in the midfield this season, and will be forced into another change with the centre Tim Nanai-Williams ruled out for the season.

Chiefs playmaker Aaron Cruden says he'll be comfortable with whoever ends up playing outside him.

Bundee Aki is expected to wear the number 12 jersey for the Chiefs with Charlie Ngatai to play at centre.