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Chiefs
21
19
FT
Blues
BLU
Super Rugby
Saturday 07 April 2018, 3:35am EDT

Chiefs v Blues

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  • FT
  • PENALTY TRY!
    73'
  • PENALTY TRY!
    72'
  • Yellow CardJoshua Goodhue
    67'
  • HT
  • Penalty GoalStephen Perofeta
    40'
  • ConversionStephen Perofeta
    36'
  • TRY!James Parsons
    35'
  • Penalty GoalDamian McKenzie
    30'
  • Penalty GoalStephen Perofeta
    28'
  • Penalty GoalDamian McKenzie
    18'
  • TRY!Sean Wainui
    11'
  • Penalty GoalDamian McKenzie
    8'
  • Penalty GoalStephen Perofeta
    4'
  • Penalty GoalStephen Perofeta
    1'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
569
247
Metres
54
26
Carries
24
18
Defenders beaten
16
4
Clean breaks
166
102
Passes
14
6
Offloads
14
8
Turnovers conceded
2
10
Turnovers won
90
169
Tackles
18
24
Missed tackles
Chiefs T C P
15 Solomona Alaimalo 0 0 0
14 Toni Pulu 0 0 0
13 Anton Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
12 Jonathan Faauli 0 0 0
11 Sean Wainui 1 0 0
10 Damian McKenzie 0 0 3
9 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi 0 0 0
1 Aidan Ross 0 0 0
2 Nathan Harris 0 0 0
3 Angus Taavao-Matau 0 0 0
4 Brodie Retallick 0 0 0
5 Tyler Ardron 0 0 0
6 Lachlan Boshier 0 0 0
7 Sam Cane 0 0 0
8 Pita Sowakula 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Liam Polwart 0 0 0
17 Karl Tuinukuafe 0 0 0
18 Jeff Thwaites 0 0 0
19 Luke Jacobson 0 0 0
20 Liam Messam 0 0 0
21 Jonathan Taumateine 0 0 0
22 Alex Nankivell 0 0 0
23 Marty McKenzie 0 0 0
Blues T C P
15 Michael Collins 0 0 0
14 Matt Duffie 0 0 0
13 Rieko Ioane 0 0 0
12 Tinoai Faiane 0 0 0
11 George Moala 0 0 0
10 Stephen Perofeta 0 1 4
9 Jonathan Ruru 0 0 0
1 Pauliasi Manu 0 0 0
2 James Parsons 1 0 0
3 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 0 0 0
4 Patrick Tuipulotu 0 0 0
5 Joshua Goodhue 0 0 0
6 Jerome Kaino 0 0 0
7 Kara Pryor 0 0 0
8 Akira Ioane 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Matt Moulds 0 0 0
17 Ross Wright 0 0 0
18 Mike Tamoaieta 0 0 0
19 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti 0 0 0
20 Jimmy Tupou 0 0 0
21 Sam Nock 0 0 0
22 Bryn Gatland 0 0 0
23 Dalton Papali'i 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
3 Chiefs 64 49
14 Blues 44 22
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  • FULL TIME; CHIEFS 21, BLUES 19 - It's all over in Hamilton and the Chiefs keep their winning streak in check as they scrape home late in an extremely defensive orientated second-half. With the Blues more than showing that they were capable of time, a late penalty try sees the Chiefs pick up their 13th win over the Blues from their last 14 outings.
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  • McKenzie bangs over the extras from right in front and the hosts have snatched the lead back by two points. With a little over two minutes remaining, do the Blues have anything else left in reserve to snatch the upset win or will the Chiefs hang on??
    78''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION CHIEFS! (Damian McKenzie). CHIEFS 21, BLUES 19.
    77''
  • The hosts can't be denied for continued pressure at the line as they get within half a metre before it's ruled the Blues line had infringed. With four minutes to run, the conversion will be a simple one for McKenzie. Blues not quite done with just yet.
    76''
  • Try
    PENALTY TRY CHIEFS! CHIEFS 19, BLUES 19.
    75''
  • In five out of their last seven encounters, the Chiefs have actually emerged victorious over the Blues by a margin of less than 10 points. With 15 minutes remaining, the hosts are going to want to start pulling their finger out if they want the points tonight.
    65''
  • Perhaps not too surprising, the Chiefs rank last in the competition when it comes to tackles with only 90.6 made prior to kick-off tonight. The Chiefs however fare only marginally better with a ranking of 12th with 103 made prior to kick-off.
    59''
  • In terms of defenders beaten, the Blues are also ranked 1st in the competition when it comes to this with 31.2 opponents beaten. Probably no surprises for guessing who sits second overall with the Chiefs occupying this space with a tidy 28.8..
    56''
  • The Blues are ranked first when it comes to Attacking Carries this season with 131.8. Surprisingly, for the early-season dominance, the Chiefs sit third in the league in this stat with 121.8 ..
    53''
  • Still no points for the second half with this game being littered with penalties at the present moment. Neither side though, perhaps surprisingly, have bothered with a shot for goal with both content enough to put the ball through hands. Blues fans happy with this as their defence is looking tight thus far.
    50''
  • In fact, the last three occasions where the Blues have led at Half Time and won are all against Australian sides. The Blues having beaten the Waratahs, Brumbies and Rebels away from home over the past two years.
    47''
  • Interesting to note that the Blues have not led at Half Time and won away from home since beating the Waratahs 40-33 in Sydney on May 6th 2017. On that occasion, the Blues 26-0 at the break before a fast finishing NSW side almost got them.
    45''
  • Underway in the second half..
    41''
  • HALF TIME; CHIEFS 14, BLUES 19 - We're done for the first half in Hamilton and this is NOT the scoreline which many were expecting or could have hoped to see at the break. With a tight defensive structure and a willingness to chance their arm in attack, the Blues have shocked the Chiefs in the first stanza. Whilst the Chiefs have looked good on the counter, it's the Blues holding sway at the interval with a five-point lead.
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  • Penalised for collapsing the ruck, it's Perofeta's chance to increase the lead for the visitors from 32 metres out. With a steady approach, the ball is whisked over the crossbar and pushes the Blues lead to five points with three minutes remaining in the first half.
    37''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL BLUES! (Stephen Perofeta). CHIEFS 14, BLUES 19.
    36''
  • Perofeta remains flawless with the boot as he sinks the two points on offer which puts the Blues back into the lead. Try as they may, the Chiefs just can't put the Blues to bed at the moment. This has been a pretty impressive effort from the visitors thus far..
    34''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION BLUES! Stephen Perofeta). CHIEFS 14, BLUES 16.
    33''
  • Scores level and it's nothing less than what the Blues have deserved as Parsons splits the line at pace. With too much toe for defenders to go with, and with an immaculate swerve, the Blues #2 scampers over the line for the visitors first five-pointer of the night.
    31''
  • Try
    TRY BLUES! (James Parsons). CHIEFS 14, BLUES 14.
    30''
  • It's a tale of the penalty goals at present as Manu doesn't clear the ruck in time. Not wasting much time with his decision or the kick, McKenzie steers three more points through the middle and again, the Chiefs restore their five-point lead in Hamilton.
    28''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL CHIEFS! (Damian McKenzie). CHIEFS 14, BLUES 9.
    27''
  • Ta'avao is in trouble now as he fails to roll away from the ruck despite repeated pleas for him to do so. Lucky to not be 'carded for his effort, up steps Perofeta. From close range, Perofeta bangs it through and the Blues close the gap to two points with 15 left to play.
    25''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL BLUES! (Stephen Perofeta). CHIEFS 11, BLUES 9.
    24''
  • With Parsons now going off his feet at ruck time, the Chiefs now have another chance to post to their tally. With the shot on offer pretty simple, McKenzie pilots this one home and the Chiefs extend their lead to five points. Blues still making a great contest of this one though..
    22''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL CHIEFS! (Damian McKenzie). CHIEFS 11, BLUES 6.
    21''
  • The Blues have conceded the joint-highest amount of tries from the opposition half this season with 10. Conversely for the Chiefs, they've been rock solid enough in defence to have conceded the fewest amount from the same range with 2.
    19''
  • McKenzie doesn't quite get his angles right this time around as he puts a little too much curl on this one. Started wide out, the ball manages to fade back but not nearly enough as desired. Regardless, the Chiefs take the lead for the first time tonight.
    17''
  • CONVERSION MISSED CHIEFS! (Damian McKenzie). CHIEFS 8, BLUES 6.
    16''
  • Slick hands from the locals sees the first five-pointer registered as Wainui carves through the line. With Wainui racing up in support, the latter takes the final ball and fires himself over the chalk from 18 metres out. Chiefs starting to warm to the task in Hamilton..
    15''
  • Try
    TRY CHIEFS! (Sean Wainui). CHIEFS 8, BLUES 6.
    14''
  • So close to the opening try of the evening as the Chiefs push to within three metres of their line. With rugged defence pushing them back, the hosts eventually get a penalty for the Blues defence being offside. From in front, McKenzie pumps home the hosts opening points.
    12''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL CHIEFS! (Damian McKenzie). CHIEFS 3, BLUES 6.
    10''
  • Chiefs have been untidy when it's come to keeping possession as Harris is now penalised for not releasing the ball carrier. With the offer of points present, the Blues opt for three again and are rewarded when Perofeta steers home from 39 metres out in front.
    8''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL BLUES! (Stephen Perofeta). CHIEFS 0, BLUES 6.
    6''
  • First blood to the Blues as a penalty against Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi for not releasing sees the visitors with a shot for three from right in front. Perofeta doing the right thing by his team as he swings through the trio of points and puts the Blues into an early lead.
    4''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL BLUES! (Stephen Perofeta). CHIEFS 0, BLUES 3.
    2''
  • Underway in Hamilton..
    1''
  • Welcome to FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton as we await kick-off between the Chiefs and Blues. With the hosts firing at present having won three out of the last five encounters, they match up against a Blues side which will be desperate to post only their second win of the current campaign. The Chiefs should prove too strong in this one however funnier things have happened before..
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