Chiefs lose injured Sivivatu
April 29, 2011
Sitiveni Sivivatu will miss the Chiefs' meeting with the Bulls © Getty Images
The Chiefs have lost All Blacks winger Sitiveni Sivivatu for their Super Rugby clash with the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Sivivatu had initially been bracketed with Save Tokula but Chiefs coach Ian Foster confirmed that the winger had failed to come through their latest training session and would not play, forcing one change to the team that started in last weekend's 34-30 win against the Lions in Johannesburg.
The only other tweaking has been on the bench, with former All Black Isaac Ross named as lock cover ahead of the injured Hayden Triggs (neck pain), while prop Sona Taumalolo comes back into the squad for Nathan White, who is also injured.
With Sivivatu's hamstring twinge getting the better of him, Jackson Willison moves onto the bench as outside backs cover.
"We've been waiting to give Save a chance, he did a lot of good things last week [off the bench] and he's got the match fitness last week under his belt," Foster said. "We wanted to keep running with that combination."
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