Chiefs beat Reds, seal playoff berth
Cape Town - The Chiefs booked their spot in the 2015 Super Rugby playoffs with victory over the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday.
As it happened: Reds v Chiefs
The Chiefs won 24-3 after leading 14-3 at half-time.
The Chiefs scored the only three tries of the match through wing Bryce Heem, flank Liam Messam and centre Charlie Ngatai. Centre Andrew Horrell added all three conversions and a penalty.
The Reds replied with a solitary penalty by flyhalf Quade Cooper.
The Chiefs picked up four points for their victory and moved into second place in the New Zealand Conference and fourth in the Overall standings.
The Reds left empty-handed and remained fourth in the Australian Conference and 12th in the Overall log.
In next weekend's Round 18 action, the Chiefs host the Hurricanes in New Plymouth (Saturday, June 13 at 09:35), while the Reds finish their season away to the Waratahs in Sydney (Saturday, June 13 at 11:40).
15 James O’Connor, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Karmichael Hunt, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Lachie Turner, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 James Horwill, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 James Hanson, 1 James Slipper (captain)
Substitutes (one to be omitted): 16 Saia Fainga’a, 17 Pettowa Paraka, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Ed O’Donoghue, 20 Beau Robinson, 21 Hendrik Tui, 22 Nick Frisby, 23 Ben Tapuai, 24 Jake McIntyre
15 Tom Marshall, 14 Bryce Heem, 13 Charlie Ngatai, 12 Andrew Horrell, 11 Tim Nanai-Williams, 10 Marty McKenzie, 9 Augustine Pulu, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Messam (captain), 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Michael Fitzgerald, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Mitchell Graham.
Substitutes: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Pauliasi Manu, 18 Jarrod Firth, 19 Matt Symons, 20 Maama Vaipulu, 21 Brad Weber, 22 Damian McKenzie, 23 Anton Lienert-Brown