There is nothing better for a team who goes on tour to the Republic than to get some key players back in the squad, and even more so for a team like the Chiefs who still have not register a win so far this season.
The Chiefs left New Zealand for their matches against the Bulls at Loftus and the Jaguares in Argentina with four players who were added from the team that draw against the Hurricanes over the weekend.
They will have loose forward Lachlan Boshier and outside back Solomon Alaimalo as well as prop Tevita Mafileo and playmaker Jack Debreczeni back in the squad for the tour.
The other two players to come into the travelling squad are Bradley Slater and Jesse Parete.
The draw will give the Chiefs confidence as they played much better than the previous two weeks and coach Cooper hope it will just be what they need on their short tour.
“It’ll give us confidence,” he said. “The team has been working hard to stay together, and when you keep losing your confidence does get hit.“
Loftus has not been a happy hunting ground for the Chiefs and they will come up against a Bulls side that comes off a bye and full off confidence.
Chiefs touring squad
Forwards: Aidan Ross, Tevita Mafileo, Angus Ta’avao, Sefo Kautai, Nepo Laulala, Nathan Harris, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Bradley Slater, Brodie Retallick (c), Michael Allardice, Mitchell Brown, Lachlan Boshier, Jesse Parete, Tyler Ardron, Mitchell Jacobson, Luke Jacobson.
Backs: Brad Weber, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Jack Debreczeni, Marty McKenzie, Anton Lienert-Brown, Tumua Manu, Alex Nankivell, Sean Wainui, Damian McKenzie, Solomon Alaimalo, Ataata Moeakiola.