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Chiefs showcase depth as Moana Faces another loss.

Wallace Sititi vs Alamanda Motuga
Fierce defence from Wallace Sititi on Alamanda Motuga

The return of D'angelo Leilua at fly-half injected new energy into the Moana Pasifika's attack, resulting in a fluid and dynamic gameplay. The combination of Aisea Halo and D'angelo Leilua facilitated smooth ball circulation, catching the Chiefs off guard and creating opportunities for their agile ball carriers to exploit gaps. However, despite Moana's spirited efforts, the Chiefs managed to contain them effectively, keeping them from scoring until the final minutes of the game.

Moana's lineup suffered from injuries throughout the season, with some players even getting injured during the pre-game warm-up. Sutema Asomua injured his ankle during warm-up and had to be substituted before the game began. Lalomilo Lalomilo, originally slated to start, was also sidelined due to a training injury.

The Chiefs, pleased with their victory using a less experienced squad, look ahead to their next challenge. Moana, on the other hand, faces a tough road to recovery after this loss. They will need to regroup and reassess their strategy as they prepare to face the current top team in the competition, the Hurricanes, in the capital.


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