Sonny Bill Williams looks certain to play at least a couple of games in the Rugby Championship.
Williams is the topic of plenty of debate about whether he should be selected in the All Blacks squad for the four nation tournament, despite departing New Zealand rugby for Japan later this year.
No Chiefs players were named in the training squad this morning due to their Super Rugby final commitments.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has hinted Williams is a definite inclusion.
"We're interested in using Sonny for a couple of weeks while he's still contracted to New Zealand, particularly if Panasonic are going to come to the party and support us which looks like they're going to, so we'd be foolish not to use him."
Hansen says they're in talks with Panasonic to get him in the squad.
"We're working through that now and it's pretty much sorted but Sonny's busy at the moment, getting ready to play a final and I think it's just fair to leave all that alone."
Steve Hansen says Crusaders halfback Andy Ellis' international career isn't over, despite him missing the cut again.