Masaga looking good to pass fitness test
James Mortimer 02 Aug 2013 Getty Images
Masaga, one of the Chiefs finest this season, suffered an injury and his calf and ankle have been carefully monitored while using up all of the ice from the cold machines at Ruakura.
While the wing was on the verge of full fitness, Chiefs coach Dave Rennie said he would only play if he was 100 percent, and will have to be cleared at the Chiefs captain's run today.
Other injuries are a minor factor, but won't prevent players from turning out in the franchise's second straight final at home.
Ben Afeaki remains on the bench after taking some heavy knocks last weekend, while Craig Clarke and Tanerau Latimer have overcome neck and calf complaints respectively.
Latimer starts for the second straight week, keeping Sam Cane on the bench, who came onto the field all guns blazing last week against the Crusaders.
Most popular News:
Buckman confident Highlanders can cope28.May.2015
Black Ferns step up preparations for Canada, England and USA28.May.2015
The Tight Five: Three South African finalists isn’t a pipedream28.May.2015
Less than a week until World Rugby U20 Championships in Italy28.May.2015
Team lists: Investec Super Rugby Round Sixteen28.May.2015
All the player stats from Super Rugby Round Fifteen28.May.2015