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    Chiefs miss out on bonus-point win over Brumbies

    2017-07-15 09:21

    Cape Town - The Chiefs have beaten the Brumbies in their Super Rugby clash at FMG Stadium in Waikato on Saturday.

    As it happened: Chiefs v Brumbies

    The Chiefs won 28-10 after leading 13-10 at half-time.

    The Chiefs scored three tries through flyhalf Damian McKenzie, Solomona Alaimalo and Michael Leitch. McKenzie kicked 13 points for the New Zealand-side as he landed two conversions and kicked three penalties.

    The Brumbies lone try came from Nigel Ah Wong while Wharenui Hawera kicked over the conversion and a penalty.

    Both sides had already qualified for the quarter-finals but the Chiefs needed the bonus point.

    The Chiefs now sit back and await the result of the Hurricanes v Crusaders match to see who they will play in the quarter-finals.

    The team that emerges on top of the New Zealand Conference will play the Brumbies in Canberra next week, rather than enduring a draining trip to Cape Town to face the Stormers.

    The Brumbies are guaranteed a home quarter-final next week after topping the Australian conference with just six wins.

    Scorers:

    Chiefs

    Tries: Damian McKenzie, Solomona Alaimalo, Michael Leitch

    Conversions: McKenzie (2)

    Penalties: McKenzie (3)

    Brumbies

    Try: Nigel Ah Wong

    Conversion: Wharenui Hawera

    Penalty: Hawera

    Teams:

    Chiefs

    15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Solomon Alaimalo, 13 Alex Nankivell, 12 Charlie Ngatai, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden (captain), 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Lachlan Boshier, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Mitchell Brown, 4 Michael Allardice, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Kane Hames.

    Substitutes: 16 Liam Polwart, 17 Aidan Ross, 18 Atu Moli, 19 Tom Sanders, 20 Mitchell Karpik, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Stephen Donald, 23 Shaun Stevenson

    Brumbies

    15 Jordan Jackson-Hope, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Nigel Ah Wong, 12 Andrew Smith, 11 James Dargaville, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Lolo Fakaosilea, 7 Jarrad Butler, 6 Scott Fardy (captain), 5 Blake Enever, 4 Tom Staniforth, 3 Leslie Leulua'iali'i-Makin, 2 Robbie Abel, 1 Nic Mayhew.

    Substitutes: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Ben Alexander, 19 Ben Hyne, 20 Tom Cusack, 21 Jordan Smiler, 22 Ryan Lonergan, 23 Tom Banks

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    Saturday, 17 February 2018
    • Stormers v Jaguares, Cape Town 15:05
    • Lions v Sharks, Emirates Airlines Park 17:15
    Friday, 23 February 2018
    • Highlanders v Blues, 08:35
    • Rebels v Reds, AAMI Park 10:45
    Saturday, 24 February 2018
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    • Crusaders v Chiefs, 08:35
    • Waratahs v Stormers, Allianz Stadium 10:45
    • Lions v Jaguares, Emirates Airlines Park 15:05
    • Bulls v Hurricanes, Loftus Versfeld 17:15

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