Cane cleared for Super Rugby semis


Chiefs co-captain Sam Cane will be ready for the Super Rugby semi-final against the Hurricanes after recovering quickly from a head injury.

The back-row forward missed the second half of the Chiefs' 60-21 victory over the Stormers on Saturday after a clash of heads left him concussed and needing stitches.

Concerns over Cane's fitness ahead of the meeting with the dominant Hurricanes were allayed on Wednesday, though, as coach Dave Rennie confirmed he had been cleared to play.

"He's bounced back really well," Rennie said.

"We thought it was pretty minor and he was grumpy that we took him off but it was the right call and we're confident he will be ready to go."

Seta Tamanivalu provided a further boost to the Chiefs after he overcame the knee problem that saw him miss the Stormers win.

Rennie added: "Seta will be pretty important. He's a big man who carries hard and he draws a lot of attention, so it's nice to have that option."

While there was plenty of good news for the Chiefs, the Hurricanes are still waiting on the fitness of their own captain Dane Coles - the hooker having sustained a rib injury last weekend.