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Muliaina blow for Chiefs – Mils Muliaina will be sidelined for a month after suffering a back injury during the Chiefs’ win over the Rebels last weekend.

The fullback picked up the injury after receiving a heavy tackle from South African-born Rebels flanker Jarrod Saffy in the first quarter. Muliaina played for another 18 minutes before being replaced.

X-rays have shown a fracture in Muliaina’s back and he will be out of action for the next four weeks.