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Chiefs set to call on Ngatai to tame Crusaders


Jarrod Sierocki

Super Rugby: The Chiefs made the final four at the expense of the Stormers.

Stephen Donald played a pivotal role in the Chiefs’ win over the Stormers in Cape Town.

COACH Dave Rennie can’t speak highly enough of veteran Chiefs back Stephen Donald, although a starting role in their Super Rugby semi-final against the Crusaders is no guarantee.

Donald, 33, was a standout attacker in the gritty 17-11 quarter-final win over the Stormers in a Cape Town.

In a game dominated by defence, second five-eighth Donald’s two lengthy breaks in the first half stood out, turning back to the clock to his prime years as an All Blacks first five-eighth.

A facial cut forced him from the game but he is available for Saturday’s showdown with the Crusaders in Christchurch.

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Jarrod Sierocki

Charlie Ngatai is expected to come straight back into the Chiefs’ team despite Stephen Donald’s grea…

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