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Super Rugby | Hamilton
07:35 (GMT) | 24-04-2015
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The Force have to take it quickly as time is up on the clock, eventually there is a knock on and Angus Gardner blows his whistle to bring the game to FULL-TIME.
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The restart goes out on the full, and the Force have scrum from the middle. they can't breach the Chiefs defence and they have to put it to boot. Damien McKenzie catches and the Chiefs begin an attack. They have taken play all the way to the Force 22m. However the Force manage a turnover and receive a penalty.
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Burton can't convert from the corner.
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Hodgson has the ball at the back of the maul but Louwrens spreads wide. Ebersohn brings the ball back the opposite direction and Tessmann powers his way over in the corner for a try.
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The Force spread the ball wide from the line-out and are playing with penalty advantage for offside. The Force are finding some holes as Tessmann breaks down the middle of the ruck and is just 5m out. Play is brought back for the penalty as the Force kick for the corner.
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Squire makes some meters but he is turned over from Hodgson, Haylett-Petty kicks back doen to the Chiefs. Williams finds some space as he off-loads to big Ben Taumeifuna, his off-load can't be collected and the Force turn it over and begin to attack. Play is eventually brought to a halt as the Force have a line-out on the Chiefs 10m.
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McCalman picks up and makes 20m with showing his strength. The Force clear and the Chiefs launch another counter.
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The Chiefs win their line-out on their own 10m, and Ngatai opens the Force defence like the Red Sea as he busts straight down for 50m, he off-loads to Marshall in support but a great cover tackle from Cummins brings him to ground. Nanai-Williams tries to rush a pass buts it goes forward. The Force have a scrum on their own 5m.
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McKenzie cannot add the extras as the ball sails wide.
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McKenzie goes down the middle from the restart and the Force can't control it. The Chiefs have a scrum on the Force 10m. Pulu picks up and attacks blind. The Chiefs move it right and keep the phases going. After an exchange in possession the Chiefs spread wide to the right and Nanai-Williams makes something out of nothing and beats 5 defenders with pace and balance as he runs over for the try.
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Burton attempts the conversion from the opposite corner this time, and he raises the flags.
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The Force win the line-out through Steenkamp and they set the maul with Hodgson controlling at the back. The maul is looking good and Hodgson dots over for a try.
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Force have a scrum on their own 10m, McCalman picks up and plays left as the ball goes wide to Cummins, but Ngatai brings him down. Ebersohn kicks one high and the Force win a penalty as they kick for the corner.
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Burton makes an excellent conversion from the corner to add a further 2 points.
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The Force win the line-out and attack with a number of pick-and-goes from the forwards before Ebersohn kicks down Marshall's throat. The chiefs attack through Williams in midfield. Weber goes left and Nanai-Williams breaks a tackle down the touchline. Chiefs play back to the right and the ball is wobbly at the breakdown. The Force pick up the scraps and break down the middle of the park for 50m. The Chiefs scramble on defence, and an off-load to Luke Morahan runs over for a try in the corner.
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The Force will pack down for a scrum on their 22m and they win a penalty for the Chiefs hinging. They kick for touch and set the line-out.
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McKenzie changes his decision last minute and he taps-and-goes as the Chiefs catch the Force by surprise. Play is up to the Force 5m, but the away side manages a turnover as Ebersohn kicks for touch. The Chiefs win the line-out and are driving forward through a maul. Relentless stuff from the Waikato outfit, but they spill it forward after they spread blind.
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Ebersohn has kicked one too long and play will come back for a Chiefs scrum on the halfway. The Chiefs are awarded a penalty and they will kick for touch.
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McKenzie adds the extra 2 points.
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After a number of resets The Chiefs eventually create a powerful scrum as they march 10m forward until Angus Gardner has no option but to award a penalty try.
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The Chiefs have an early scrum in their half as McKnezie shifts it wide to Nanail-Williams and he puts a kick through. the Force reply with a kick of their own. The Chiefs counter through Marshall who finds a gap and breaks the line. He is looking for support but is dragged to ground. Hodgson has is hands in the ruck and the Chiefs are awarded a scrum on the Force 22m.
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SECOND-HALF: Force flyhalf Ebersohn gets the half underway.

Half Time

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McKenzie converts the extras to extend the Chiefs lead. That bring us to HALF-TIME.
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The Chiefs look for the push-over try from the scrum and receive another penalty, as they elect another scrum. Weber spreads wide and Nanai-Williams receives the ball from a set move but he is brought to ground. The Forwards pick the ball up at the ruck and form a maul, it is set well as they drive right under the poles and Elliot dots the ball down for a try.
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Force get out of their half through a kick from Ebersohn. The Chiefs attack left and have a massive overlap as the ball goes through the hands. Elliot takes it up to the force 5m and Angus Gardner awards a penalty to the Chiefs. They opt for a scrum.
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The Force receive a penalty from the scrum as the Chiefs collapse. Ebersohn relieves some pressure as they kick for touch. The Chiefs win the line-out however and push forward to the Force 22m. Nanai-Williams shows some good pace as he bursts through a gap but knocks-on in an attempted off-load. Force have a scrum.
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The Force now with a man-down for the rest of the game. Chiefs kicked for touch from the penalty and are attacking with real threat. They are in the 22m of the Force but knock-on at the breakdwon. Force have a scrum deep in their half.
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Prior still dictating traffic 5m out but the Chiefs turn it over and Nanai-Williams breaks down the touch-line. Williams keeps the ball in play and Prior puts a spear tackle in on Nanai-Williams and his red carded.
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The Force have the ball on halfway as they keep it short with the forwards on attack. Ebersohn kick an up-and-under and the Force regather but gain no ground. Pek Cowan makes a break and the Force begin to make some ground and are now 5m out.
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McKenzie keeps his 100 percent success rate as he raises the flags and extends the lead by a further 3 points.
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The Chiefs have a penalty from a similar position to the previous one 40m out in front. Hodgson the guilty party for not rolling away. McKenzie will try and extend the lead with a shot at goal.
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McKenzie adds the extras.
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The Chiefs attack well off the kick-off as Nanai-Williams uses a burst of speed to get through a half-gap and off-load to Retallick who is through the gap, he plays Weber who puts Ngatai away for a brilliantly worked try from their own 22m.
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McKenzie converts the Penalty to bring the scores within 2 points.
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The Chiefs are awarded a penalty on the Force 10m from a high tackle by Nathan Charles. McKenzie has a dip for 3.
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Burton hits the pole as he attempts the conversion.
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Prior kicks for the corner from the scrum and the Chiefs reply. Haylett-Petty returns with interest but a knock-from the Chiefs gives the Force an attacking set-piece. Force now stringing some phases together and are 5m out from the Chiefs try-line. Prior goes right after great build up and they utilize the overlap to score a try through Angus Cottrell.
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A poor restart goes out on the full, and they return for a scrum on halfway for the Force.
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Burton raises the flags and levels the scores.
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This time they opt for the posts, as Burton tries to level the scores.
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The Force win an early penalty off the restart and Ebersohn kicks for the corner. They set the maul off the line-out 5m out and they receive penalty advantage, which is awarded after a failed cross kick for Cummins.
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McKenzie lines up the shot and converts the penalty.
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Weber feeds the scrum, and its a powerful one from the Chiefs, Heem comes off his wing to attack the line off first phase. The chiefs are looking good with ball in hand and McCkenzie cuts with Williams on the 22m of the Force, and the Chiefs are awarded a penalty. Poles are the choice.
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The Chiefs steal the line-out and the they have begun a attack through Ngatai. After a number of phases, Ngatai clears down-field looking for territory. The Force counter back but are met in midfield with a strong defence. The Chiefs win a scrum from the breakdown.
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Force are solid off the restart, and there is an early kick exchange between the teams. The end result a Force line-out on their 10m. The Force win a penalty from the set-piece and they opt for touch.
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KICK-OFF: Chiefs flyhalf Marty McKenzie gets the game underway.
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Conditions a clear in Hamilton as both national anthems are sung on ANZAC day.
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The last three games between the sides have been settled by single figure margins. The Chiefs have won the previous four of the six meetings between the sides, although the Force won their most recent encounter against the Chiefs in Perth 18-15.
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Welcome to live coverage of Round 11 Super Rugby with the Force taking on the Chiefs first up in Hamilton.
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START LINE UP
  • 15 Tom Marshall
  • 14 Bryce Heem
  • 13 Charlie Ngatai
  • 12 Sonny Bill Williams
  • 11 Tim Nanai-Williams
  • 10 Marty McKenzie
  • 9 Brad Weber
  • 8 Michael Leitch
  • 7 Sam Cane
  • 6 Johan Bardoul
  • 5 Brodie Retallick
  • 4 Matt Symons
  • 3 Siate Tokolahi
  • 2 Hika Elliot
  • 1 Mitchell Graham
RESERVES
  • 23 Andrew Horrell
  • 22 Damian McKenzie
  • 21 Augustine Pulu
  • 20 Liam Squire
  • 19 Michael Fitzgerald
  • 18 Ben Tameifuna
  • 17 Pauliasi Manu
  • 16 Quentin MacDonald
START LINE UP
  • 15 Dane Haylett-Petty
  • 14 Luke Morahan
  • 13 Kyle Godwin
  • 12 Luke Burton
  • 11 Nick Cummins
  • 10 Sias Ebersohn
  • 9 Ian Prior
  • 8 Ben McCalman
  • 7 Matt Hodgson
  • 6 Angus Cottrell
  • 5 Adam Coleman
  • 4 Steve Mafi
  • 3 Tetera Faulkner
  • 2 Nathan Charles
  • 1 Pek Cowan
RESERVES
  • 23 Marcel Brache
  • 22 Junior Rasolea
  • 21 Ryan Louwrens
  • 20 Kane Koteka
  • 19 Wilhelm Steenkamp
  • 18 Ollie Hoskins
  • 17 Chris Heiberg
  • 16 Heath Tessmann
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Preview: S15 Round 11, Part One

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:00

This week's Round 11 Super Rugby matches will see the Australian Rugby Union and New Zealand Rugby Union join forces.

This week's Round 11 Super Rugby matches will see the Australian Rugby Union and New Zealand Rugby Union join forces.

It is all part of their ANZAC celebrations, as they remember 100 years of service and sacrifice of those who have served Australia and New Zealand during periods of war and peace.

The Australian and New Zealand teams will unite as one, with an ANZAC remembrance that includes The Ode, Last Post, The Silence and The Reveille, and the national anthems of Australia and New Zealand at all matches - a first in the expanded competition's history.

It all starts on Friday when a vastly improved Chiefs team will host the hapless Western Force In Hamilton - a team with title aspirations against a team stuck at the foot of the standings.

Then we hop across the Tasman Sea to Canberra, where the Brumbies host the Highlanders - a game in which both teams have title aspirations.

We look at Friday's matches!

Friday, April 24

Chiefs v Western Force
(Waikato Stadium, Hamilton - Kick-off: 19.35; 15.35 AWST; 07.35 GMT)

This week the headlines in Hamilton were al about Aaron Cruden's unfortunate knee injury - which may well have ended his World Cup dream.

Whether he can make a dramatic comeback for the All Blacks is something that will be debated in the weeks and months to come.

In the meantime Cruden has kept himself busy by schooling rookie flyhalf Marty McKenzie  in the finer arts of pivotal play.

McKenzie, who was named at No.10 for Friday's game, told the media that Cruden has been amazing.

"I caught up with him a couple of times this week, just picking his brain about what things to be doing on the field and what times," McKenzie told Newstalk ZB.

"He's an awesome guy and the team's absolutely gutted for him, but as a team we've got to move on and keep going forward."

With their other captain,  Liam Messam, being rested - due to the agreement that key All Blacks get a proper break - lock Matt Symons takes over the captaincy.

The Western Force will be looking to give veteran prop Pek Cowan something smile about, as he is set to play in his 100th Super Rugby game for the Western Force.

They must break an eight-match losing to make it a special day for the prop forward.

The Force sit last on the table with a dismal one win from eight starts and they'll equal their longest-ever losing run if they fail to come up trumps against the high-flying Chiefs.

Cowan insists spirits remain high in the Force camp, despite the poor on-field results, saying the strong team unity has played a key role in helping avoid any fractures.

"The most important thing is being honest with each other. Just making sure we put our hands up when we feel like we've done something wrong," Cowan told the West Australian.

"It's not necessarily about executing guys for making mistakes. It's about trying to find solutions.

"The moment you start pointing guys out individually in a team sport is when things start to really go wrong.

"We win or lose together. It's pretty simple."

The Force will have two centurions taking to the field on Saturday as Matt Hodgson returns from injury to run out behind Cowan in his milestone match.

Recent results:
2014: Force won 18-15, Perth
2013: Chiefs won 22-21, Pukekohe
2012: Chiefs won 20-12, Perth
2010: Chiefs won 37-19, Perth
2009: Chiefs won 31-13, Hamilton
2008: Force won 22-21, Perth

Prediction: The Chiefs accounted for the highest ever points tally conceded by the Force when they demolished the West Australian-based side 64-36 in April 2007. The last three games between the sides have been settled by single figure margins, though four of the first five meetings saw the Chiefs prevail by 17 or more points. The Chiefs are gunning for four straight victories in a single campaign for the first time since May and June 2013. The Force are one loss away from equalling their worst ever record of nine straight defeats; something which occurred at the beginning of their inaugural campaign in 2006. The Chiefs have the lowest ruck success rate (93 percent heading into Round 11, while the Force rank second in this respect (96 percent). The Chiefs have the best tackling success rate (90 percent) this season, while opponents of the Force have made a higher proportion of their tackles (90 percent) than versus any other team. Even without team leaders Aaron Cruden and Liam Messam, the Chiefs seem to have too much class for the Western Force. However, stranger things have happened and the Perth-based do have  shot at an upset. However, our money is on a comfortable Chiefs win - by 15 points or more.

Teams:

Chiefs: 15 Tom Marshall, 14 Bryce Heem, 13 Charlie Ngatai, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Tim Nanai-Williams, 10 Marty McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane, 6 Johan Bardoul, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Matt Symons (captain), 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Mitchell Graham.
Replacements: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Pauliasi Manu, 18 Ben Tameifuna, 19 Michael Fitzgerald, 20 Liam Squire, 21 Augustine Pulu, 22 Damian McKenzie, 23 Andrew Horrell.

Western Force: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Kyle Godwin, 12 Luke Burton, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Ian Prior, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson (captain), 6  Angus Cottrell, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Steve Mafi, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pekahou Cowan.
Replacements: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Oliver Hoskins, 19 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 20 Kane Koteka, 21 Ryan Louwrens, 22 Junior Rasolea, 23 Marcel Brache.

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Kane McBride (New Zealand), Mike Lash (New Zealand)
TMO: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Brumbies v Highlanders
(GIO Stadium, Canberra - Kick-off: 19.55; 21.55 NZ time; 09.55 GMT)

The Highlanders will test their depth, but the Brumbies are more concerned about their own discipline.

The ill-discipline that cost them so dearly in their last two matches - losses to the lowly Blues and Rebels - were among they aspects they focused on in the build-up this week.

Against the Blues in Auckland in Round Nine the Brumbies conceded the first five penalties of the match. Against the Rebels a week later the Brumbies conceded seven penalties to two in the opening half.

Brumbies flank Scott Fardy admitted most of the blame could be laid in front of their own door.

"Over the past two games we've started very slowly," Fardy said in an interview on the Brumbies' website.

"We've been slow into our rhythm and we've just got to address that and be better."

Ahead of their clash with the Highlanders on Friday, Brumbies playmaker Christian Lealiifano said that his side needed to clean up its discipline and adapt to the differences in the style and interpretation of the match officials if the team was going to get back into its winning habits.

"I think we're a side that goes pretty hard at the breakdown," Lealiifano said in the same interview.

"Refs are going to be different all the time and interpret differently.  We've just got to adjust and adapt quickly to that.

"We always talk about discipline and not giving away easy points.  Lima Sopoaga is kicking really well so we've just got to be disciplined to not give away as many penalties."

With the Brumbies missing a number of its first choice players, particularly in the backline, Lealiifano said that the side remained confident in the players around them expected to fill the void.  

"I've got plenty of confidence in the other guys who have come in and around the group to step up and do their jobs as well," he said.

The Highlanders left their All Blacks at home this week.

Under an agreement between All Black selectors and Super rugby coaches, leading All Blacks are expected to miss two games of the Super Rugby season so they can be reasonably fresh when the World Cup rolls around in September.

The Highlanders' three All Blacks - fullback Ben Smith, scrumhalf Aaron Smith and centre Malakai Fekitoa - have started every game of the season so far.

Recent results:
2013: Brumbies won 30-19, Dunedin
2012: Brumbies won 33-26, Canberra
2011: Highlanders won 26-20, Invercargill
2010: Brumbies won 31-3, Canberra
2009: Brumbies won 33-31, Dunedin
2008: Brumbies won 22-20, Canberra

Prediction:  The Brumbies' 70-26 defeat of the Highlanders in May 1996 still stands as the New Zealand side's record defeat. The ACT-based side has won six of the last seven meetings between these sides. The Brumbies have lost two in a row, with those matches producing just 51 points combined. They have not lost three in a row since May 2011. The Landers are aiming for a fourth consecutive victory for the first time since March 2012. The Brumbies rank first (91 percent) and the Highlanders third (89 percent) for line-out success rate. The Brumbies' opponents gain fewer metres per game (341) than against any other side, while the Highlanders have conceded the most per game (499). This is really a tough match to call. Both teams have enormous potential - yes even without their All Blacks the Highlanders remain a force. The Brumbies looked lost at sea in recent weeks, but our due a good game. Perhaps this is that match. We will go with homeground advantage and say the Brumbies will sneak a late winner - by five points.

Teams:

Brumbies: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Robbie Coleman, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Michael Dowsett, 8 Ita Vaea, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Blake Enever, 4 Jordan Smiler, 3 Ruan Smith, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 JP Smith.
Replacements: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Allan Alaalatoa, 18 Ben Alexander, 19 Rory Arnold, 20 Jarrad Butler, 21 Joe Powell, 22 Rod Iona, 23 Nigel Ah Wong.

Highlanders: 15 Trent Renata, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Richard Buckman, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Nasi Manu (captain), 7 James Lentjes, 6 Elliot Dixon, 5 Joe Wheeler, 4 Tom Franklin, 3 Pingi Tala'apitaga, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Kane Hames.
Replacements: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Brendon Edmonds, 18 Josh Hohneck, 19 Joe Latta, 20 Gareth Evans, 21 Dan Pryor, 22 Josh Renton, 23 Jason Emery.

Referee: Matt O'Brien (Australia)
Assistant referees: Andrew Lees (Australia), Damien Mitchelmore (Australia)
TMO: Peter Marshall (Australia)

Compiled by Jan de Koning
@King365ed
@rugby365com


Statistical information provided by Opta Sports]

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Chiefs too good for 14-man Force

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:35

REPORT: The Chiefs recorded a bonus-point 35-27 win over the Western Force on Friday, to reclaim first place on the Super Rugby standings.

The Chiefs recorded a bonus-point 35-27 win over the Western Force in Hamilton on Friday, to reclaim first place on the Super Rugby standings.

The Force, who were not given much of a chance to start with, played the game with 14 men for more than 50 minutes - after Ian Prior was red-carded for a spear tackle.

The visitors did get the consolation of a four-try bonus point, after fighting back in the second half - having trailed 8-23 at the break.

However, the Chiefs - despite a very scrappy and disappointing display in the second half - managed to get two crucial scores to secure the bonus point and the win.

The 2012 and 2013 champions were in danger of blowing a 30-8 lead, as their renowned defence deserted them in the second half - leaking three tries despite having that one-man advantage.

The New Zealanders showed they have able replacement for injured pivot Aaron Cruden in Marty McKenzie, who nailed six of his seven kicks, but must improve in defence to have any title hopes.

It was the ninth consecutive loss for the Force, who remain at the bottom of the ladder.

The match's turning point came when Force scrumhalf Ian Prior was sent off for a spear tackle on Tim Nanai-Williams after tipping the Chiefs wing onto his head.

Until then, they had been holding their own, scoring the opening try through Angus Cottrell after battering the Chiefs through 13 phases of play in the lead-up.

Chiefs centre Charlie Ngatai hit back almost immediately, then Prior's dismissal changed the balance of the match.

The Chiefs pressed home their advantage when Hika Elliot scored from a rolling maul to make it 23-8 at half-time.

They took just five minutes to score another five-pointer after the restart, with referee Angus Gardner awarding a penalty try after the under-manned Force collapsed a scrum illegally.

With the score at 30-8, the Australians were under constant pressure and it appeared a blow-out was looming.

But the Force rallied when a stray pass allowed Luke Morahan to run almost the length of the field for the their second try.

Incredibly, a third followed just minutes later when Matt Hodgson powered over off the back of a maul, with the conversion narrowing it to 30-22 with 20 minutes to go.

The Chiefs snuffed out hopes of an upset when Nanai-Williams weaved past five defenders for the hosts' fourth try to make it 35-22.

However, the Force still had enough attacking gusto to set up Heath Tessmann for the fourth try and a consolation point.

Man of the match: Matt Hodgson gave his all for the Western Force, as he always does, but just did not get enough support from his teammates. You can always bank on Brodie Retallick to do the hard yards up front, Sonny Bill Williams produced his usual brilliance and Charlie Ngatai also caused the Force defence all kinds of problems. However, our award goes to Chiefs wing Tim Nanai-Williams. Like most of his teammates he wasn't flawless, but he made the plays that counted - including a crucial bonus-point try with just over 15 minutes go, to kill of the Force comeback.

The scorers:

For the Chiefs:
Tries:
Ngatai, Elliot, Nanai-Williams, Penalty try
Cons: McKenzie 3
Pens: McKenzie 3

For the Western Force:
Tries:
Cottrell, Morahan, Hodgson, Tessmann
Cons: Burton 2
Pen: Burton

Red card: Ian Prior (Western Force, 28 - foul play, spear tackle)

Teams:

Chiefs: 15 Tom Marshall, 14 Bryce Heem, 13 Charlie Ngatai, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Tim Nanai-Williams, 10 Marty McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane, 6 Johan Bardoul, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Matt Symons (captain), 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Mitchell Graham.
Replacements: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Pauliasi Manu, 18 Ben Tameifuna, 19 Michael Fitzgerald, 20 Liam Squire, 21 Augustine Pulu, 22 Damian McKenzie, 23 Andrew Horrell.

Western Force: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Kyle Godwin, 12 Luke Burton, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Ian Prior, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson (captain), 6  Angus Cottrell, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Steve Mafi, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pekahou Cowan.
Replacements: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Oliver Hoskins, 19 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 20 Kane Koteka, 21 Ryan Louwrens, 22 Junior Rasolea, 23 Marcel Brache.

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Kane McBride (New Zealand), Mike Lash (New Zealand)
TMO: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Charlie Ngatai (19min), Hika Elliot (38min), and Tim Nanai-Williams (64min)
TRIES
Angus Cottrell (15min), Luke Morahan (55min), Matt Hodgson (61min), and Heath Tessmann (77min)
Marty McKenzie (20min), Marty McKenzie (40min), and Marty McKenzie (45min)
CONVERSIONS
Luke Burton (56min) and Luke Burton (62min)
Marty McKenzie (7min), Marty McKenzie (18min), and Marty McKenzie (23min)
PENALTIES
Luke Burton (10min)
44min
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
 
Ian Prior (28min)
 
VENUE Hamilton
REFEREE Angus Gardner