Nanai-Williams and Anscombe added to Chiefs casualty ward
It was the worst possible news the Chiefs could have hoped for prior to kicking off their match against the Force, with one of the form fullbacks of Investec Super Rugby, Gareth Anscombe, broke a bone in his foot and will miss at least six weeks.
The backline prodigy will be released from Waikato Hospital this week, but it is unlikely he will play for some time, with the Chiefs likely to welcome him back late June.
With Richard Kahui ruled out for the season with a shoulder injury, the fact that Charlie Ngatai is on the verge of recovering from his hamstring issues will be welcoming news for the defending champions.
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie confirmed to the NZ Herald that Dan Waenga, a development player, would be called in as injury cover for Anscombe.