Chiefs have received a major boost ahead of their Super Rugby encounter against Rebels with New Zealand international Brodie Rettalick set to return after recovering from a wrist injury.
The 27-year-old has been out of action since 13th April when he suffered the blow while playing for Chiefs in the Super Rugby encounter against Blues in round 9.
“It’s about time, eh,” Retallick told Stuff following a training session on Monday.
“It’s been a long eight weeks. I’m definitely excited to get back out there against the Rebels.
“It was quite tough watching, especially if we didn’t get the result.
“I went and saw a hand therapist and got a bit of an idea, she sent me to a specialist and the specialist said it’d be eight weeks for the tendon to grow where there was a tear.
“So it was always going to be eight weeks. Obviously, last week with the bye was kind of bad timing, because that was the eighth week, I would have been able to play then. But it’s given it another week to make sure it is right.”
Chiefs are currently at the third position in the New Zealand Conference with six wins from 15 games.