PENALTY, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 26-18: Mckenzie slots a late penalty after the Hurricanes are penalised for offsides.
FULL TIME: In what was a game riddled with uncustomary handling errors from these two teams, the Chiefs come away victorious, even denying the Hurricanes a bonus point.
CHIEFS 26-18 HURRICANES
CONVERSTION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 23-18: Barrett slots a late conversion to bring his side within five.
YELLOW CARD, LEITCH! 23-11: Leitch receives a yellow card for a dangerous tackle.
TRY, HURRICANES, JULIAN SAVEA! 23-16: Jordie Barrett puts Savea in space and he goes over in the corner and SCORES!
Hurricanes have a 22metere drop out and secure the ball. They are awarded a penalty for a dangerous tackle. The ref has referred it to the TMO.
Both teams content to gain territory with the boot until May fails to roll away from a ruck and hands the Chiefs a very kickable penalty.
PENALTY, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 23-11: Mckenzie slots yet another kick. Vital in the context of the game.
Chiefs have a scrum just inside their own half. Play has become very frenetic in what is very difficult conditions. Cruden and Barrett swap possession.
Jordie Barrett chips and chase, but loses possession, yet again.
The Hurricanes launch an all out attack, but loses it as the Chiefs break away. We have a restart after a Hurricanes kick goes into the Chiefs in goal area and is touched down.
Jordie Barrett finds a gap and runs into the 22 metre area of the Chiefs. The pass unfortunately goes into touch.
Kerr-Barlow sends Donald away inside the Hurricanes half, who loses possesion.
TRY, HURRICANES, PERENARA!20-11: They maul after securing their line out and Perenara, finds a gap and reaches for the line and SCORES! Barrett misses the conversion.
James Lowe is caught in possession after trying to run it from within his own in goal area. McKenzie then fails to find touch. The Hurricanes win a penalty as Lowe is penalised. They go for a line out.
They secure their line out and maul forward. Perenara finds a gap and offloads to Jordie Barrett, who is pushed into touch.
The Hurricanes win the line out ball and then Fisi?ihoi, is penalised for taking out Perenara. They opt for touch.
Barrett finds touch just inside the Chiefs half.
More scrappy play leads to a scrum on the halfway line, to the Chiefs.
They secure their line out and maul forward. Perenara drives forward, but it is overturned. Yet another handling error in these wet conditions.
Cruden breaks but they then give possession away. Milton-Skudder then goes forward and we have a Hurricanes penalty for the Chiefs playing the man without the ball. They for touch.
PENALTY, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 20-6: Mckenzie lines up and he bangs it through again.
The Chiefs feed a line out on the halfway line. They secure it and kick up field and regain possession. The pressure leads to a penalty to the Chiefs for offside. They go for goal.
The Chiefs drive forward and Kerr-Barlow sends Mckenzie away. Laulala drives forward again and then Julian Savea intercepts, but knocks it on.
Perenara feeds the scrum on his 22 metre line. They drive forward and then Barrett finds touch on his 10 metre line. We have yet another handling error and the Chiefs will feed the scrum this time.
Kerr-Barlow kicks deep and Savea clears. The ball is then turned over by the Chiefs, who continues to drive forward, only to knock it on.
Milton-Skudder secures possession, as the Hurricanes drive forward. The ball is held up and it is a Chiefs scrum.
Barrett restarts and we are in for an exciting second half.
TRY, CHIEFS, PULU! 15-6: Chiefs set up a driving maul from the line out. Kerr-Barlow puts in a good kick and Pulu gathers the ball after a good bounce to score in the corner
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 17-6: Mckenzie extends the lead after an excellent kick
HALF TIME: In difficult conditions, the Chiefs have been able to hold on to the ball for extended periods and continuously put points on the scoreboard. Two yellow cards and a few kicking and handling errors have cost the Hurricanes in this first half.
CHIEFS 17-6 HURRICANES
Hurricanes have a scrum just inside their half after a Chiefs knock on. Chiefs secure a tighthead but give the ball away. Fatialofa returns fpr the last minute
The Hurricanes steal the Chiefs line out on their 22 metre line.
The Chiefs give away a penalty as the front row collapses. Hames is penalised. The Hurricanes go for touch.
The Chiefs are in possession as the rain pours down. They drive forward and win another penalty, five metres out. They opt for the scrum.
PENALTY, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 10-6: McKenzie extends the lead.
Savea is back on the park as the Chiefs steal the Hurricane line out. They win a penalty in a kickable position for offside. They go for goal.
YELLOW CARD, HURRICANES, FATIALOFA! 7-6: Barrett misses touch and the Chiefs win a penalty as Fatialofa, is yellow carded a deliberate knock down.
PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 7-6: Barrett lines up and brings the Hurricanes closer.
Perenara hangs a kick high into the Chiefs area. Donald then has a go and we have a penalty to the Hurricanes, as he holds on. They for goal.
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 7-3: McKenzie slots a beauty.
TRY, CHIEFS, RETALLICK! 5-3: They secure their scrum after some retakes. Leitch drives forward and offloads to Retallick, who SCORES!
YELLOW CARD, HURRICANES, SAVEA! 0-3: Savea is penalised for continuous infringements. They go for a scrum.
They secure their lineout and set up a maul. The win another penalty for collapsing the maul. They go for touch again.
McKenzie finds a gap and they get to within five metres from the line. The Chiefs win a penalty for a dangerous tackle. They go for touch.
PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 0-3: Barrett makes no mistake with the kick.
The Hurricanes put together 8 phases, before Barrett kicks deep. Milton-Skudder breaks and is well tackled. The Hurricanes win a penalty in a kickable position, as Retallick, is penalised.
McKenzie is caught in possession deep in their half. They clear it for a Hurricanes lineout. Eventually they lose it forward in these wet conditions.
Barrett kicks too deep and it goes into the ingoal area. We have a Chiefs scrum on The Hurricanes 10 metre line.
Kerr-Barlow feeds the Chiefs scrum on halfway. They drive further forward. We have a Hurricanes scrum, as the ball is knocked on.
Cruden offloads to Mckenzie, as the Chiefs moves forward to the Hurricanes 22. The Hurricanes win a penalty as the Chiefs take out Perenara.
Perenara sends it wide, as the Hurricanes gain ground. The continue and then Barrett knocks it on.
Cruden finds touch on the halfway line, after some early kicking.
Our Referee for today is Brendon Pickerill, from New Zealand. McKenzie starts proceedings on a wet outfield.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby match, between The Chiefs and The Hurricanes, from The FMG Stadium, in Hamilton.
Both these sides remain unbeaten after the first two rounds and the defending champions have started the season with huge victories over the Sunwolves and then the Rebels, last weekend. The defence of the Chiefs, should provide more resistance, today though.
The Hurricanes defeated the Chiefs in the semi-final last season. Dane Coles and Beauden Barrett came back last week for the Hurricanes, with good performances. Other players to watch will be Ngani Laumape, Vince Aso and Brad Shields. The main Chiefs players to watch will be Damian McKenzie, James Lowe, Anton Lienert-Brown and Aaron Cruden.
All Blacks flanker Sam Cane, will make his first appearance of 2017, for the Chiefs, after suffering from an ankle injury. Mitchell Brown will start at blindside flanker, replacing Liam Messam who is being rested. Lienert-Brown will shift to inside centre, while Tim Nanai-Williams will play outside centre.
The Hurricanes made only two changes to their side. Loni Uhila and Mark Abbott, will replace Chris Eves and James Blackwell, who will both move to the bench.
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