Chiefs do not win to annoyance in Super Rugby Aotearoa, now it has been confirmed that the team loses a fundamental player in its structure. Solomon Alaimalo was ruled out for the rest of the season. The wing of the Hamilton team dislocated the left shoulder in the meeting in Auckland against the Blues last weekend.
Alaimalo, 24, 47 games with the Chiefs, scored a try in the controversial loss to Blues 21-17 but was injured when Caleb Clarke fell on him in an uncomfortable crash. The news is another setback for the men of Warren Gatland who do not find their way in the tournament and reaped six losses and on the horizon no less than the Crusaders looms the next date.