Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has been able to name an unchanged match 22 for this week’s Super Rugby Final against the Sharks in Hamilton.
Initial injury concerns over captain Craig Clarke, who picked up a knock to the knee in last weekend’s semi-final win over the Crusaders, appear to have abated and Rennie has opted to make no unenforced changes to the unit that downed the seven-times champions in a tense, 20-17 victory.
For the Sharks, whose legs may feel a little tired in the second half, the presence of four All Blacks on a strong Chiefs bench will be a concern, with the likes of Hika Elliot, Sam Cane and Lelia Masaga certain to look to open things up in the final quarter.
Chiefs: 15. Robbie Robinson, 14. Tim Nanai-Williams ,13. Andrew Horrell ,12. Sonny Bill Williams , 11. Asaeli Tikoirotuma , 10. Aaron Cruden , 9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow , 8. Kane Thompson , 7. Tanerau Latimer , 6. Liam Messam , 5. Brodie Retallick , 4. Craig Clarke (capt) , 3. Ben Tameifuna ,2. Mahonri Schwalger ,1. Sona Taumalolo
Replacements : 16. Hika Elliot , 17. Ben Afeaki , 18. Michael Fitzgerald , 19. Sam Cane , 20. Brendon Leonard , 21. Jackson Willison , 22. Lelia Masaga