FULL-TIME: CHIEFS 17-23 LIONS. What a game of rugby! The Lions stormed to a big lead before the Chiefs clawed themselves back into it. The Lions didn't panic and saw out the last few minutes to bag a memorable win on the road.
Brilliant from Schoeman who turns the ball over and now the Lions just need to wind down 90 seconds.
DROP GOAL, LIONS JANTJIES! 17-23: Thank you very much from Jantjies as he slots a drop goal with the Lions having a penalty advantage.
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 17-20: McKenzie makes no mistake and the Chiefs are one score away from victory with two minutes left.
TRY, CHEIFS, MANU! 15-20: Game on here in Hamilton! An open passage of play sees a ball hacked forward and a fortuitous bounce sees Manu eventually get over the line.
Chiefs win a penalty on the halfway line. McKenzie kicks to the 22m. Five minutes left.
End to end play here from both teams. The Lions manage to set themselves up after Mahuza gathered a kick over the top. Janjties goes high which allows the Chiefs to regain possession.
Massive penalty for the Lions. After all the pressure, the replacement Schoeman wins a penalty for holding on shortly after he had been bounced back in defence.
The Lions have a chance to attack but quickly lose the ball and once again the Chiefs are on the attack.
The Lions win a scrum after a Chiefs line-out was not in straight. A good time for the Lions to slow things down.
The Chiefs once again breaking the line. A kick ahead rolls into touch and the Lions will have a chance to regather in their 22m.
McKenzie misses the conversion and it's a 10 point game.
TRY, CHIEFS, LAULALA! 10-20: The Chiefs go over almost immediately. Wainui starts a brilliant break and the Chiefs keep making progress before Laulala eventually dives over.
McKenzie misses the conversion.
TRY, CHIEFS, WAINUI! 5-20: Brilliant from Weber who makes a brilliant dart down the touchline. They then spread wide andLienert-Brown does well to draw Coetzee before offloading to Wainui who dives over.
Chiefs win a turnover from the line-out.
The Lions can't find touch and the Chiefs attack is brought to an end after a kick into touch gives the Lions a line-out.
The Lions win a turnover. The Chiefs are on the attack before a half ruck allows the Lions to drive through and win the turnover before kicking deep. The Chiefs lose the line-out and it will be a Lions scrum.
Lions win a freekick from the scrum.
The Chiefs take the tap and go to work. They go over but are held up and the they will have another scrum. Lions defence has been immense all night.
The Chiefs with some great patience on the build up as they slwoly break down the Lions defence. The Lions hold up but the Chiefs have a penalty on the 5m line.
Brilliant defence from the Lions again. Chiefs go wide and Coetzee and Mahuza wrap the Chiefs player up and bundle him into touch.
The Chiefs win the line-out as the Lions make their first mistake at a set piece. The Lions then knock it on and it will be a Chiefs scrum.
Boshier wins an important penalty for the Chiefs as they kick into the Lions 22m.
Another great scrum almost sees Chiefs lose out. They eventually get the ball out and clear up to the 10m line.
Lombard down receiving treatment after his carry. Be''s been electric with ball in hand even if he has struggled with his kicks from hand. He will not continue as he is helped off the filed and Franco Naude takes to the field.
Kick-off! Back underway for the second half.
During the break Jack Debreczeni left the field on a stretcher and has been replaced by Shaun Stevenson.
TRY, LIONS, DYANTYI! 0-18: Great defence by the Lions before Mahuza turns the ball over. They go wide and Whiteley puts through a perfect grubber which Dyantyi chases down and picks up before diving over.
CONVERSION, LIONS, JANJTIES! 0-20: No mistake from him as he splits the poles and sends his team into the break with a 20 point lead.
HALF-TIME: CHIEFS 0-20 LIONS. Brilliant half from the South African side. They have absorbed the pressure and punished the chiefs when it counted. Lions pack and 20 points the difference at the break.
CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 0-13: Perfect kick from Jantjies and the Lions surge to a 13 point lead.
TRY, LIONS, SADIE! 0-11: He won the scrum penalty and now Sadie is over for a try of his own. The pressure playing off for the Lions.
Brilliant scrum from the Lions! They drive straight through the Chiefs pack and win the penalty. Jantjies puts the ball out in touch.
A promising Lions attack comes to an end as Smith leaves the ball behind. The Chiefs will have the scrum which might not be the worst thing for a currently dominant Lions pack.
Good exit there from the Lions. Cronje hoists the ball up and Dyanti and Mapoe chase hard and bundle the Chiefs into touch.
PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 0-6: A solid kick from 42m out and the Lions double their advantage.
The Lions win another penalty at scrum time!
The Chiefs win a turnover after Mapoe went into contact too high and gets held up.
Sadie goes over but looses the ball. The referee believes it has been grounded before being dislodged and the TMO has been brought into the game.
Great scrum for the Lions and they win a penalty.
A forward pass from the Chiefs allows a break in play. Lions doing well in defence but the exit strategy just not working at the moment.
Brilliant from Brink! The Chiefs set the maul but Brink does exceptionally well to get through and bring the maul down and rip the ball away. Once again the clearance isn't out and Chiefs once again attack!
The Chiefs set the maul and win an advantage. Weber chips over but the Lions collect and they go back for the penalty. Chiefs once again go for the line.
A scrappy passage of play. Chiefs break the line but lose possession and Lombard again unable to find touch. Wainui takes it to the line and wins the Chiefs a penalty.
Lombard's clearance doesn't find touch and Chiefs attack before a long pass doesn't go to hand which allows the Lions another scrum. Some basic errors arising from the home side.
The Chiefs lose the ball from the line-out and the Lions have a scrum on their 5m line.
The Chiefs with their first chance to attack go end to end and almost go over before the ball goes out off the Lions. They go back for a penalty but the Chiefs opt for the line-out on the far side instead.
The Chiefs win an important penalty in their 22m with the Lions rampaging all over them. They kick for touch and will have a chance to have some possession of their own.
PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 0-3: Won't get a much easier kick all night and Lions take the lead.
The Lions win the penalty from the scrum and they will take the three points.
Held up! Some brilliant build up from the Lions before Sadie is held up over the line. Another chance from the scrum for the Lions.
The Chiefs win the line out and kick down field which allows the Lions another chance to attack. Polwart intercepts a loose pass and is away. Lombard does brilliantly to chase him down and prevent a good offload which saw Lienert-Brown knock it on.
Kick off! We are underway in Hamilton.
Great start for the Lions. Lombard attacks the line and steps through a few tackles before the Lions kick ahead and find touch within the Chiefs 22m.
Good day and welcome to our coverage as the Chiefs host the Lions in Hamilton!
Chiefs – 15 Jack Debreczeni, 14 Sean Wainui, 13 Alex Nankivell, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Ataata Moeakiola, 10 Marty McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber (c), 8 Taleni Seu, 7 Lachlan Boshier, 6 Luke Jacobson, 5 Mitchell Brown, 4 Tyler Ardron, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Liam Polwart, 1 Angus Ta’avao.
Subs: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 17 Atu Moli, 18 Sosefo Kautai, 19 Jesse Parete, 20 Pita Gus Sowakula, 21 Jonathan Taumateine, 22 Tumua Manu, 23 Shaun Stevenson.
Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Franco Naude, 11 Aphiwe Dyanti, 10 Gianni Lombard, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Stephan Lewies, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Sti Sithole.
Subs: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Frans Van Wyk, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Nic Groom, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Ruan Combrinck.
The Lions have been boosted by the return of Warren Whiteley whose experience and leadership has been sorely missed of late.
Kwagga Smith is another boost while Malcolm Marx and Elton Janjties will sit out the clash with Robbie Coetzee and exciting young flyhalf Gianni Lombard starting ahead of them.
The Chiefs on the other hand have lost All Blacks Brodie Retallick and Nathan Harris who join Damian McKenzie on the injury list.
Brad Weber will captain the side today whilst Atu Moli is inline to make his fist appearance of the season after recovering from an elbow injury.
The Lions have had a terrible week off the park as Courtnall Skosan and head coach Swys de Bruin returned to South Africa for personal reasons. Defence coach Joey Mongalo has also left the tour as he attends an internal disciplinary hearing after being found guilty by an Australian court of indecent assault.
The form guide definitely favour the Chiefs who after having a slow start have won three games on the bounce. The Lions are on the back of two losses and are desperate to get back to winning ways.
The teams are out and we are seconds away from kick off!
The Lions hold strong in the scrum and attack from inside their 22m before winning a penalty. Jantjies gets the away side to the Chiefs 22m for the line-out.
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