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Sivi set for scan
The Chiefs might have do without their in form winger Sitiveni Sivivatu for their match against the Lions this weekend.
Sivivatu is set to undergo a scan to determine the extent of a painful shoulder injury he suffered in the course of ‘scoring’ a disallowed try in the 50-26 romp over the Reds in Brisbane on the weekend.
Chiefs coach Ian Foster said that Sivivatu had definitely strained his shoulder and the Chiefs’ medical staff were concerned about a possible dislocation.
‘It looks like there might have been a bit of movement in his shoulder joint but it’s hard to say how bad it is,’ said Foster. ‘It could be a reasonably significant shoulder injury or it could be a bad strain, but either way he’s pretty sore.’
Four wins in a row and six bonus points have rocketed the Super 14′s newly crowned ‘entertainers’ to third place on the log, but Foster is warning they will have to find ways to combat the South Africans’ plans to slow down their ball at set pieces and at the breakdown.
The Chiefs host the Lions this Saturday, then have a bye before flying to South Africa to face the Cheetahs in Kimberley, Bulls in Pretoria and the Stormers in Cape Town.
‘There’s no doubt we’re going to have to step up,’ said Foster. ‘People are going to look for ways to slow down our game and we’ve just got to be conscious of that and keep improving ourselves.’
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