Chiefs coach Clayton McMillan is adamant none of his players or staff were involved in disorderly conduct at their Christchurch hotel after losing to the Crusaders in the Super Rugby Aotearoa final.
The Chiefs launched an investigation after a Stuff report that the team drowned their sorrows from the 24-13 loss to the Crusaders at an event for the team, staff and their families, causing issues at the Novotel Hotel in Cathedral Square.
At least four complaints from different rooms were made to staff who claimed they had to clean up broken bottles and vomit both inside and outside the building. One guest also claimed they were kept awake until 4:30am by the noise.
The team has since stated they have thoroughly investigated the claims and believe no one to be involved.
‘I’m 100% confident, but we continue to make our own investigations to leave no stone unturned,’ McMillan said.
The coach admitted it was frustrating to see headlines about his team that weren’t related to the final the morning after the match.
‘Really disappointing,’ he said. ‘Obviously we were disappointed after the game, but being the tight group that we are and, with our extended family, friends, board, supporters, enjoyed a good night at the hotel to celebrate the fact that we actually got to a final.
‘And then to wake up in the morning and find out on arrival back in Hamilton that some allegations had been made was unfair.’
McMillan added the Chiefs would continue to look into the matter though to ensure they weren’t involved.
‘We’ll continue to do that until everything is put to bed.’