• Struggling Chiefs dealt another blow

    The Chiefs have been handed a further blow from their loss to the Blues after it was confirmed that wing Solomon Alaimano will miss the rest of the season through injury.

    Alaimano dislocated his left shoulder during the 21-17 loss to the Blues at Eden Park on Sunday after colliding with opposite number Caleb Clarke.

    The 24-year-old, who scored a try against the Blues, will now be out for the Chiefs’ remaining fixtures against the Crusaders and Hurricanes.

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    It continues a horror year for the Chiefs, who are currently on a club-record, seven-match losing streak stretching back to the regular 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby season.

    They are currently rooted to the bottom of the Aotearoa table and will miss the pace of one of their more experienced wings against the two pacesetters in the competition.

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