Super Rugby 2020: Chiefs confirm Luke Jacobson's return from injury

  • 19/02/2020

The Chiefs will receive a welcome boost with this weekend with the return of All Blacks flanker Luke Jacobson.

Jacobson has been cleared of the concussion issues that ended his World Cup campaign prematurely back in October, and is available for selection for a potential Super Rugby season debut against the Brumbies on Saturday night.

The 22-year-old had originally targeted last week's game against the Sunwolves for his comeback, but the Chiefs brass opted to give him another week of recovery.

It's a case of the rich get richer for the unbeaten Chiefs, as they look to make it a perfect four-straight against the Brumbies, who have been the pick of the Australian sides so far.

With stand-out loose forward Lachlan Boshier to be rested, Jacobson may slot in as his replacement, though it's more probable he'll come off the reserves bench.

Brad Weber and Solomon Alaimalo will also be sidelined this weekend, as coach Warren Gatland continues his rest and rotation policy.

Midfelder Anton Lienert-Brown was a limited participant at Wednesday's training but was also confirmed fit and ready to go on Saturday off the back of his rest week in the win over the Sunwolves last weekend.

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