ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Monday May 10, 2021

Chiefs accused of hotel misconduct following Aotearoa final loss

The Chiefs have come under fire for alleged public misconduct following their 24-13 loss to Crusaders in the Super Rugby Aotearoa final.  Certain team members are accused of spending the rest of the night in drunken revelry and generally making conditions miserable for their fellow hotel guests.

ADVERTISEMENT

The incident in question took place at the Novotel Hotel in Cathedral Square. According to witnesses, some of the team spent much of the night drinking, breaking bottles, and making unwanted noise late into the early hours the following morning.

Players were also alleged to have been found naked in the hotel’s hallways.

WATCH: Codie Taylor lucky to escape red in Aotearoa final

The allegations are something the Chiefs are taking very seriously. However, after an in-house investigation, the team have released a statement saying their players were not connected to the accusations in any way.

Chiefs CEO Michael Collins said: “We have thoroughly worked through the guest’s complaint and, in particular, the descriptions of the people involved.

“While we will continue to investigate with our players and staff, we are confident that based on our inquiries to date none of our people were on the 12th floor or were involved in unruly behaviour that upset other hotel guests.

“If the team were responsible, we would take immediate and swift action. At this point in time, all the facts gathered suggest that we are not responsible.”

After a successful turnaround from last year’s nightmare season, the Chiefs came up just short in the end.

ADVERTISEMENT

One bright spot throughout their season was the return to form of Damian McKenzie. Although his boot let him down somewhat in the final, it’s clear the Chiefs would have been very different in his absence.

The All Blacks are clearly spoiled with fullback selection at the moment.

Damian McKenzie Aotearoa Final player cam:

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 33 WEEKS AGO

    Manu Tuilagi will play a surprising role...

  • 33 WEEKS AGO

    Australia say they're the safe bet for RWC...

  • 33 WEEKS AGO

    Russell believes Scotland can become a Top...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: Blues score two STUNNING tries against Queensland Reds

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Racing 92 know how play ‘GORGEOUS’ rugby

  • 10 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Teddy Thomas rinses defence with BLISTERING pace

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Every Ulster try scored in Europe this season..and it’s glorious!

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Fijian Drua show RIDICULOUS skillset and can score from anywhere

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Concussion protocol extended to longer period on the sidelines

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Fans shocked as Saracens half back escapes red

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Fans outraged after shocking Owen Farrell moment

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Big Rugby Collision In South African Schools Match

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Sickening Shot Leaves Motionless

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 19 HOURS AGO

    Prince Edward skins opposition with Royal Goose Step

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Watch: Four legged friend causes chaos on the rugby field

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    George Kruis pulls off UNBELIVABLE trick shot conversion

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Disastrous moment butchers certain try in Top 14 clash

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    Hooker scores masterful try

View All

Funnies

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Great Performance On The Pitch Followed By A Legendary One Off It

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Wallabies New Ad Outrages English Fans

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Prop Leaves Everyone For Dead With Epic Dummy

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: The Internet Remains Undefeated In Champions Cup Build-Up

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: First It Was BoJo Now It's ScoMo

View All

Amateur

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: South African Schools Rugby Is On Fire

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: Epic Speech Epitomises Rugby Values

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Epic touchline conversion from Tighthead seals the deal

  • 19 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Veteran props compared to Tadhg Furlong in new viral video

  • 87 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

View All

Player Features

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    England name strong team to face Australia

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Wales in danger of Willie Le Roux masterclass

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Luther Burrell hits out at racist jokes in rugby

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Potential England starting line up

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    England winger tests positive for Covid after arriving in Australia for summer tour

View All