30 Apr 2015

Retallick out for four weeks

2:25 pm on 30 April 2015

The Chiefs lock Brodie Retallick is out for at least four weeks of Super Rugby after injuring his left shoulder.

Brodie Retallick

Brodie Retallick Photo: Photosport

The 23-year-old All Blacks star is having an injury-plagued season - Retallick only returned to action at the start of the month after a long lay-off from an injury to the other shoulder, suffered in February.

Michael Fitzgerald starts instead for the Chiefs against the Rebels in Melbourne on Saturday night.

In all, Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has made six changes to his starting side.

Andrew Horrell puts on the playmaker's No.10 jersey, while last week's fill-in for Aaron Cruden, Marty McKenzie, can't even make the bench - despite an impressive performance against the Western Force.

Captain Liam Messam returns at blindside flanker, while props Pauliasi Manu and Ben Tameifuna come into the front row.

James Lowe comes onto the left wing, with Tim Nanai-Williams moving to the right wing.

Siate Tokolahi, Johan Bardoul and Bryce Heem shift onto the bench, and are joined by prop Jamie Mackintosh and lock Michael Allardice.


1. Pauliasi Manu

2. Hika Elliot

3. Ben Tameifuna

4. Matt Symons

5. Michael Fitzgerald

6. Liam Messam (c)

7. Sam Cane

8. Michael Leitch

9. Brad Weber

10. Andrew Horrell

11. James Lowe

12. Sonny Bill Williams

13. Charlie Ngatai

14. Tim Nanai-Williams

15. Tom Marshall

16. Quentin MacDonald

17. Siate Tokolahi

18. Jamie Mackintosh

19. Michael Allardice

20. Johan Bardoul

21. Augustine Pulu

22. Damian McKenzie

23. Bryce Heem