Ben Afeaki has decided
to retire from all rugby for medical reasons. Afeaki suffered concussion
in February 2014 in a match against the Crusaders. He suffered a further knock
during training the next month and has not played since. The 27 year old prop
played 36 matches for the Chiefs, was an All Black in 2013 and played eight matches
for the Maori All Blacks. When Afeaki announced his retirement
to his Chiefs teammates yesterday, the team performed
an emotional haka.