Chiefs
33 - 29
Blues
2019-04-13 | 09:35 |  Super Rugby | FMG Stadium Waikato |  Full Time
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Chiefs Blues
  • 9' Brad Weber
    24' Lachlan Boshier
    43' Ataata Moeakiola
    63' Lachlan Boshier
    71' Jesse Parete
    5 Tries 4 40' Melani Nanai
    57' Ma''a Nonu
    65' Rieko Ioane
    77' Ma''a Nonu
  • 10' Damian McKenzie
    25' Damian McKenzie
    45' Marty McKenzie
    63' Marty McKenzie
    4 Conversions 3 40' Otere Black
    65' Otere Black
    77' Harry Plummer
  • 0 Penalties 1 4' Otere Black
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • Yellow Cards
  • Red Cards
Commentary
  • 80'

    FULL-TIME: CHIEFS 33-29 BLUES: What a clash and what a sensational game we have witnessed here this evening with lots of drama. The second half ended being a 19 all draw. Thank you for joining us.

  • 79'

    CONVERSION, BLUES, PLUMMER! 33-29: Plummer makes it a four point game with a minute to play.

  • 78'

    TRY, BLUES, NONU! 33-27: The Blues string 15 more phases together, before Nonu scores yet again! What a sensational try after a patient build-up!

  • 75'

    Harry Plummer, who just came on is into a gap for the Blues. The Blues recycle the ball and string 11 phases together, before securing a penalty at the breakdown. They take a quick tap.

  • 73'

    The conversion is missed by Marty McKenzie.

  • 72'

    TRY, CHIEFS, PARETE! 33-22: The Chiefs secure a penalty and Matt Duffie is penalised for not releasing the ball. They go for the corner, secure the line-out and drive forward. The Chiefs string eight phases together, before Jesse Parete scores!

  • 67'

    CONVERSION, BLUES, BLACK! 28-22: Otere Black slots a beauty and we have a six point game.

  • 66'

    TRY, BLUES, IOANE! 28-20: The Blues hit back after the restart and after great handling Rieko Ioane finishes it off in the corner. The TMO confirms the grounding was ok.

  • 65'

    CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 28-15: Marty McKenzie hits the middle again!

  • 64'

    Sean Wainui gets through some poor Blues tackling after an offload by Solomon Alaimalo. In the end Lachlan Boshier runs home to score and the TMO confirms all ok.

  • 63'

    Luke Jacobson is into a gap and sends Tumua Manu away for some more ground gained. It all started with the first offload from Lachlan Boshier. This game just gets better and better.

  • 60'

    The conversion is missed by Otere Black.

  • 58'

    TRY, BLUES, NONU! 21-15: The Blues secure the line-out and drive forward via Dalton Papalii. They then secure a five-metre scrum and after a few resets they secure a scrum penalty. They opt for another scrum and Nonu steams into a gap after the scrum to score! What a try for the veteran and not even Anton Lienert-Brown could stop him there!

  • 54'

    The Blues secure a penalty at the breakdown and Black finds a good touch.

  • 52'

    After a passage of play where possession turned over a few times we have a Chiefs line-out near the Blues 22. That was an entertaining spell.

  • 49'

    What and offload by Melani Nanai to send Rieko Ioane on a long run. The Blues recycle the ball after Ioane is stopped near the halfway line.

  • 46'

    CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 21-10: This time Marty McKenzie hits the middle!

  • 44'

    TRY, CHIEFS, MOEAKIOLA! 19-10: Anton Lienert-Brown is into a gap after some poor Blues defending. He offloads to Ataata Moeakiola, who forces his huge frame over! Great try!

  • 43'

    The Chiefs go for goal, but Marty McKenzie sends it wide. We have a stoppage in play due to an injury to Damian McKenzie. He leaves the field and is in a lot of pain.

  • 42'

    The Chiefs secure the first penalty of the half and Patrick Tuipulotu is penalised for not releasing the ball.

  • 41'

    Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.

  • 40'

    TRY, BLUES, NANAI! 14-8: Akira Ioane makes good ground after the Blues secure a scrum. They go wide to the right and after 12 patient phases, Nanai scores as the hooter goes! A brilliant team try on the stroke of the break.

  • 40'

    CONVERSION, BLUES, BLACK! 14-10: Black slots the conversion.

  • 40'

    HALF-TIME: CHIEFS 14-10 BLUES. What an entertaining half and the home team have a slender advantage at the break. Please join us for some more action in a few minutes.

  • 37'

    The Blues concede yet another penalty at the breakdown after a good passage of play from them. The Chiefs go for the corner, but turn the ball over after some great work from Tom Robinson.

  • 36'

    TJ Faiane is penalised for not releasing the ball and the Chiefs have another penalty. Damian McKenzie goes for goal, but sends it wide.

  • 32'

    The Chiefs secure another penalty at the breakdown after the line-out. Again they find a good touch and secure the line-out, but the Blues do well to turn it over.

  • 29'

    The Chiefs secure a penalty at the breakdown and they go for the corner.

  • 27'

    The Chiefs seem to have their balance back now and the McKenzie brothers have been superb since a shaky start.

  • 26'

    CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 14-3: Damian McKenzie slots another good kick.

  • 25'

    TRY, CHIEFS, BOSHIER! 12-3: Dalton Papalii now makes good ground for the Chiefs after turning over a Chiefs ball. Somehow the Chiefs get it back after some hard work. Damian McKenzie then runs into a gap after a patient buil-up and offloads to Lachlan Boshier, who scores! What a move that was!

  • 20'

    Great work by Tumua Manu, who makes good ground after a superb offload by Anton Lienert-Brown.

  • 18'

    The Blues come away with the ball and string eight phases together, before spilling it forward in the tackle. That is a victory to the Chiefs.

  • 15'

    Angus Ta'avao is penalised for the third time in a row at the scrum and he is now being warned by the referee. The Blues opt for a scrum.

  • 13'

    The penalties are mounting against the Chiefs. This time Tyler Ardron is penalised at the breakdown.

  • 11'

    CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 7-3: Damian McKenzie adds the extras.

  • 10'

    TRY, CHIEFS, WEBER! 5-3: Yet another Blues penalty and again it's Angus Ta'avao who is penalised at the scrum. The Chiefs get their hands on the ball after a poor Blues pass and a great interception by Brad Weber, leads to the opening try.

  • 8'

    Great defence by the Blues after the Chiefs line-out and they turn it over. The Chiefs just cannot get into the game at the moment.

  • 7'

    The Chiefs now secure their first penalty, as Dalton Papalii goes offside. Damian McKenzie finds touch inside the Blues 22.

  • 5'

    PENALTY, BLUES, BLACK! 0-3: Otere Black slots a good penalty to open his account.

  • 4'

    The Blues secure the first scrum penalty of the game and Angus Ta'avao is penalised. They find a good touch and secure the line-out. They secure another penalty and this time Retallick is adjudged to be offside.

  • 3'

    An ambitious start by the Blues, as they launch the first attack, but a handling error let them down near the halfway line.

  • 1'

    Kick-off! We are underway here in Hamilton.

  • 0'

    Welcome to the FMG Stadium in Waikato for our live coverage of this Super Rugby clash between the Chiefs and the Blues.

  • 0'

    Both teams will be keen to secure a win in this competitive all Kiwi derby.

  • 0'

    The Chiefs who had a bye last week is at the bottom of the New Zealand Conference. while the Blues are in third position.

  • 0'

    The home team turned their season around after a disastrous start of four defeats, by beating the Bulls 56-20 in Pretoria. That was a huge feat and may be a sign of things to come.

  • 0'

    The Blues are on a four match run without defeat and they secured a hard fought 32-29 win over the Waratahs last week.

  • 0'

    Team Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Sean Wainui, 13 Tumua Manu, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Solomon Alaimalo, 10 Marty McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Taleni Seu, 7 Lachlan Boshier, 6 Luke Jacobson, 5 Tyler Ardron, 4 Brodie Retallick (captain), 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Angus Ta’avao. Substitutes: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 17 Ryan Coxon, 18 Sosefo Kautai, 19 Jesse Parete, 20 Pita Gus Sowakula, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Alex Nankivell, 23 Ataata Moeakiola.

  • 0'

    Team Blues: 15 Melani Nanai, 14 Caleb Clarke, 13 TJ Faiane, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Otere Black, 9 Jonathan Ruru, 8 Akira Ioane, 7 Dalton Papalii, 6 Tom Robinson, 5 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu (captain), 3 Karl Tu’inukuafe, 2 James Parsons, 1 Ofa Tu’ungafasi. Substitutes: 16 Matt Moulds, 17 Alex Hodgman, 18 Sione Mafileo, 19 Josh Goodhue, 20 Jed Brown, 21 Sam Nock, 22 Harry Plummer, 23 Matt Duffie.

  • 0'

    Our referee is Angus Gardner and he will be assisted by Damon Murphy and Ben O’Keeffe. The Television match official is Glenn Newman.

Team Line-ups
Chiefs Blues
  • Angus Taavao-Matau
  • Nathan Harris
  • Nepo Laulala
  • Brodie Retallick
  • Tyler Ardron
  • Luke Jacobson
  • Lachlan Boshier
  • Taleni Seu
  • Brad Weber
  • Marty McKenzie
  • Solomon Alaimalo
  • Anton Lienert-Brown
  • Tumua Manu
  • Sean Wainui
  • Damian McKenzie
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Karl Tu'inukuafe
  • James Parsons
  • Ofa Tuungafasi
  • Patrick Tuipulotu
  • Gerard Cowley-Tuioti
  • Tom Robinson
  • Dalton Papali'i
  • Akira Ioane
  • Jonathan Ruru
  • Otere Black
  • Rieko Ioane
  • Ma'a Nonu
  • TJ Faiane
  • Caleb Clarke
  • Melani Nanai
Substitutions
  • Samisoni Taukei'aho
  • Ryan Coxon
  • Sosefo Kautai
  • Jesse Parete
  • Pita Sowakula
  • Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi
  • Alex Nankivell
  • Ataata Moeakiola
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Matt Moulds
  • Alex Hodgman
  • Sione Mafileo
  • Joshua Goodhue
  • Jed Brown
  • Sam Nock
  • Harry Plummer
  • Matt Duffie

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