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Sat 20 Jun 2020 | 05:14

Chiefs in dire need of 'accuracy'

Chiefs in dire need of 'accuracy'
Sat 20 Jun 2020 | 05:14
Chiefs in dire need of 'accuracy'
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REACTION: Two crucial shots at goal from Beauden Barrett late in the match saw the Blues pull off a rare 24-12 victory over the  Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday.

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The two tries to nil outcome was the first time the Blues have won at the Chiefs since 2011 and was watched by a near-capacity crowd of more than 23 000, as Kiwis flock back to rugby stadiums after a virus-enforced hiatus.

Despite the pouring rain, both sides attempted adventurous rugby but in the end it was the steadying influence of Barrett with both tactical kicks and three-pointers that made the difference.

*READ: MATCH REPORT- Chiefs v Blues

Until the All Blacks fullback took over the kicking duties for the Blues with 16 minutes remaining there had never been more than four points between the two sides but he rapidly extended the margin.

The Chiefs had closed to 12-13 when Barrett broke the game open, first with a drop goal and soon after with a penalty to set the Blues up for their second consecutive victory in the revived competition.

He opened the margin to 19-12 before Mark Telea sealed the outcome with a late try.

Barrett said at times he felt he was kicking aimlessly but when the opportunity came for a game-changing drop goal he had to take it.

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“There was nothing on in terms of running with the ball in hand so I just sat back and hit it, and it’s one of those things. It’s game awareness,” he said.

“I’ve still got a lot to work on and I’m just enjoying playing footy again.”

For Warren Gatland’s Chiefs, it was their second loss after going down to the Highlanders last week when New Zealand launched their own Super Rugby competition after the country declared itself coronavirus free.

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It doesn’t get any easier for Gatland with an away encounter for the Chiefs against the Crusaders next weekend.

“We are not going to win games turning the ball over as much as we are,” Gatland told WalesOnline.

“We just have to be more accurate.

“We tried to play a bit in the first half when the weather conditions weren’t great. The Blues were comfortable playing one phase and for territory. We probably put ourselves under pressure.

“It was disappointing and we need to do some hard work for next week.”

But speaking to AFP Chiefs captain Aaron Cruden maintained they were not far off coming right.

“We’ve had fantastic training sessions and we’ve been prepared really well but it’s just being able to, when the time comes out on the field, being able to execute under pressure.”

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There have been five new cases of COVID-19 this week but the country was in no mood to let that impact Super Rugby.

Much had been made before the game of the match up of Barrett against the Chiefs’ Damian McKenzie, two players who prefer flyhalf but are preferred by the All Blacks as fullbacks.

McKenzie scored all the Chiefs’ points with four penalties but in the greasy conditions, his impact was not as significant as Barrett’s telling shots at goal.

Bullocking backrower Hoskins Sotutu scored the only try in the first half for the Blues.

Additional Source: WalesOnline & AFP

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