One month to go before the start of Super Rugby and Chiefs centre Richard Kahui is on track to be ready for week one.
Kahui's rehabilitating from his fourth shoulder reconstruction in six years.
Coach Dave Rennie says Kahui is progressing well.
"Hard to keep him out of things to be honest. He's still got a bit of work to do on range of motion but strength's right back, he's incredibly fit and sharp.''
Rennie says the aim is to have Kahui play at least one warm up game, but it won't be the first in a fortnight's time in Taupo.