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Blues
21
27
Full Time
Chiefs
CHI
Super Rugby
Friday 02 March 2018, 1:35am EST

Blues v Chiefs

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Key Events

  • FT
  • ConversionBryn Gatland
    61'
  • TRY!Bryn Gatland
    60'
  • Penalty GoalDamian McKenzie
    55'
  • ConversionDamian McKenzie
    50'
  • TRY!Brad Weber
    49'
  • ConversionDamian McKenzie
    48'
  • TRY!Sam Cane
    47'
  • HT
  • TRY!Sean Wainui
    25'
  • ConversionBryn Gatland
    22'
  • TRY!Akira Ioane
    21'
  • TRY!Taleni Seu
    12'
  • ConversionBryn Gatland
    7'
  • TRY!Augustine Pulu
    7'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
456
557
Metres
44
35
Carries
29
17
Defenders beaten
12
21
Clean breaks
128
120
Passes
15
7
Offloads
16
11
Turnovers conceded
4
10
Turnovers won
80
107
Tackles
17
29
Missed tackles
Blues T C P
15 Melani Nanai 0 0 0
14 Matt Duffie 0 0 0
13 George Moala 0 0 0
12 Tinoai Faiane 0 0 0
11 Rieko Ioane 0 0 0
10 Bryn Gatland 1 3 0
9 Augustine Pulu 1 0 0
1 Pauliasi Manu 0 0 0
2 James Parsons 0 0 0
3 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 0 0 0
4 Patrick Tuipulotu 0 0 0
5 Scott Scrafton 0 0 0
6 Jimmy Tupou 0 0 0
7 Murphy Taramai 0 0 0
8 Akira Ioane 1 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Leni Apisai 0 0 0
17 Alex Hodgman 0 0 0
18 Mike Tamoaieta 0 0 0
19 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti 0 0 0
20 Jerome Kaino 0 0 0
21 Sam Nock 0 0 0
22 Daniel Kirkpatrick 0 0 0
23 Michael Collins 0 0 0
Chiefs T C P
15 Tiaan Falcon 0 0 0
14 Sean Wainui 1 0 0
13 Anton Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
12 Jonathan Faauli 0 0 0
11 Solomona Alaimalo 0 0 0
10 Damian McKenzie 0 2 1
9 Brad Weber 1 0 0
1 Aidan Ross 0 0 0
2 Nathan Harris 0 0 0
3 Nepo Laulala 0 0 0
4 Mitchell Brown 0 0 0
5 Michael Allardice 0 0 0
6 Liam Messam 0 0 0
7 Sam Cane 1 0 0
8 Taleni Seu 1 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Liam Polwart 0 0 0
17 Karl Tuinukuafe 0 0 0
18 Angus Taavao-Matau 0 0 0
19 Tyler Ardron 0 0 0
20 Lachlan Boshier 0 0 0
21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi 0 0 0
22 Luke Jacobson 0 0 0
23 Declan O'Donnell 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
14 Blues 0 17
5 Chiefs 0 37
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  • FULL-TIME: the lineout is not straight! The Chiefs hang on.  What a tenacious display of defence from them, coupled with clinical attacking. 
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  • Penalty, Blues! To the corner? To the corner. 
    80'+2''
  • The Blues force a turnover! Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi only needed to find touch from the scrum but he lost the ball.  One last attack for the home side to snatch something. 
    80''
  • The Blues turn it over in the maul.  That should be the game. 
    79''
  • The TMO reviews, and penalises Lachlan Boshier for tackling a man without the ball. The Blues have one big chance here.  Gatland pumps it towards the corner.  
    78''
  • Moala manages to break the line but is quickly hauled down.  The Blues look short of ideas this half. 
    72''
  • The Chiefs come up with a brilliant defensive push from a Blues scrum-five, winning the penalty. Could that be a a major turning point in this game? 
    66''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION BLUES Gatland wastes no time. 21-27 
    61''
  • Try
    TRY BLUES The Chiefs survive the driving maul but cannot hold them out forever, the ball goes out the back to Gatland who drops the shoulder and attacks the line, slicing through and going under the sticks. 19-27 
    60''
  • The Blues, trying to hit back, are keeping it alive as much as possible as they search for a way back into this game.  They have a penalty looming for offside. Will they kick for goal to stem the flow of points, or are they too far behind with only a quarter to go? 
    58''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY CHIEFS McKeznzie, 40 metres from the line and within the tramlines, piledrives his kick over.  14-27 
    55''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION CHIEFS McKenzie gwts the reverse swing! A beautiful kick from the right sideline. 14-24
    50''
  • Try
    TRY CHIEFS Brad Weber sprints clear as he intercepts a loose offload from the countering Nanai. He scampers 50 metres to score! 14-22 
    49''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION CHIEFS McKenzie, from close range, finds his range this time. 14-17
    48''
  • Try
    TRY CHIEFS A textbook lineout and rolling maul brings the try for Same Cane. 14-15
    47''
  • Somehow The Blues survive an assault on their line.  Lienert-Brown and McKenzie launch an assault down the left which gets the Chiefs right on the try line, but some heroic defence keeps them out before an illegal clean out hands the Blues a penalty. 
    41''
  • SECOND HALF KICK-OFF 
    40''
  • HALF-TIME: BLUES 14 - 10 CHIEFS A terrific contest is finely poised going into the break.  Both teams are attacking as expansively as possible. 
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  • What an end-to-end couple of minutes.  The Chiefs keep it alive as much as possible until Alaimalo loses the ball in the left corner, close to the try line, before the blues break through Tuipulotu, Rieko Ioane and Nanai.  The ball trickles out of play following a kick from Nanai. Meanwhile there will be a break in play as seveal bodies are down receiving treatment. 
    39''
  • Messam quick taps a penalty and makes good inroads into the Blues defence which is effectively broken field.  
    37''
  • Nanai comes up with a spellbinding break from deep but he loses the ball. The Blues have come up with five turnovers so far, three more than the Chiefs. 
    36''
  • MISSED CONVERSION CHIEFS McKenzie misses again, this time from wide left. 
    27''
  • Try
    TRY CHIEFS They attack the blind side with numbers loaded up. McKenzie tips it to Anton Lienert-Brown, who feeds Wainui who accelerates away from Matt Duffie to score in the corner. 14-10 
    25''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION BLUES Gatland from in front. 14-5 
    22''
  • Try
    TRY BLUES ...While the Chiefs' inability to keep hold of the ball, or kick it clear, has kept them cmaped in their own half.  Moala gets over the advantage line before being tackled on the edge of the 22, but his run disjoints the Chiefs defence.  His quick ball feeds Akira Ioane, who weaves his way around two or three defenders, before fending away McKenzie, on his way to the line to score a brilliant solo try. 12-5 
    21''
  • The Blues have enjoyed mounts of possession so far, but with little to show for it but for the Pulu try.  Gatland takes the line on in midfield but is met with vigorous defence which causes him to knock on. 
    19''
  • The Blues will live to regret not kicking a penalty as they are caught holding on to possession for too long and are penalised. 
    17''
  • MISSED CONVERSION CHIEFS McKenzie pushes it wide of the post again. 
    13''
  • Try
    TRY CHIEFS Sean Wainui gets over the gainline from first receivier, and his quick recycle allows Taleni Seu to scoop up and go over from close range. 7-5 
    12''
  • From the 22 restart, McKenzie breaks the line immediately and releases Solomona Alaimalo, who gets to within 10.  The ball goes wide before the pass goes down, it is punched away by Nanai.  Scrum, less than 10 metres form the line, for the Chiefs. 
    11''
  • MISSED PENALTY CHIEFS Patrick Tuipulotu's illegal clean out, with the Blues in possession and comfortable coming away from the restarts, should cost them three points via the boot of McKenzie, who comes up with a poor miss for a kicker of his standards. 
    9''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION BLUES Bryn Gatland keeps up the 100% record with the boot to start the season from close range. 7-0 
    8''
  • Try
    TRY BLUES After some pressure and a lienout, the Blues reap the rewards. Pulu gets the try after James Parsons peels away from a maul and goes for the line, before cutely offloading to the captain. 5-0 
    7''
  • Pulu attacks the blind side with a drop of the shoulder and turn of pace, half-breaking from the base of the ruck. He tries a quick recycle for George Moala to latch on to, but its an impossible feat. 
    3''
  • KICK-OFF We're underway, McKenzie kicks off.  Ben O'Keefe is the referee. 
    1''
  • Damian McKenzie has been moved to full-back to accommodate the loss of Stevenson in the final moments before kick-off.  
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  • The Chiefs, who also lost their all-New Zealand Conference match with the Crusaders last week, make four changes.  Michael Allardice, Liam Messam, Sean Wainui and Shaun Stevenson come in. 
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  • Melani Nanai starts at full-back for the blues, while Tinoai Faiane starts in the centres.  Bryn Gatland and Augustine Pulu will look to continue their impressive start as a halves pairing despite their season-opening defeat at The Highlanders. 
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  • The Blues host the Chiefs to kick off Round Three of Super Rugby, looking to avoid their going 13 straight games without a win against the men from Hamilton. 
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