Sat 27 Mar 2021 | 07:30

RECAP: Chiefs v Blues

RECAP: Chiefs v Blues
Sat 27 Mar 2021 | 07:30
RECAP: Chiefs v Blues
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READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby Aotearoa Round Five encounter between the Chiefs and Blues in Hamilton.

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The Blues have won three of their last four Super Rugby games against the Chiefs, including their last two on the bounce; the last and only previous time they won more in succession against the Chiefs was a four-game streak in their first four meetings in the competition (1996-1999).

The Chiefs picked up a come-from-behind win against the Hurricanes in their last Super Rugby fixture, snapping an 11-game losing streak against New Zealand opponents; in fact, their last four wins against New Zealand opposition have come after trailing at half-time on the day.

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Teams:

Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Shaun Stevenson, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Quinn Tupaea, 11 Sean Wainui, 10 Kaleb Trask, 9 Brad Weber (co-captain), 8 Luke Jacobson, 7 Sam Cane (co-captain), 6 Mitchell Brown, 5 Naitoa Ah Kuoi, 4 Samipeni Finau, 3 Angus Ta’avao, 2 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 1 Aidan Ross.
Replacements: 16 Bradley Slater, 17 Ollie Norris, 18 Reuben O’Neill, 19 Simon Parker, 20 Pita Gus Sowakula, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Alex Nankivell, 23 Chase Tiatia.

Blues: 15 Stephen Perofeta, 14 Mark Telea, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 Harry Plummer, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Otere Black, 9 Finlay Christie, 8 Hoskins Sotutu, 7 Dalton Papalii, 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Josh Goodhue, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu (captain, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Luteru Tolai, 1 Alex Hodgman.
Replacements: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Karl Tu’inukuafe, 18 Ofa Tuungafasi, 19 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 20 Tom Robinson, 21 Adrian Choat, 22 Jonathan Ruru, 23 TJ Faiane.

Referee: James Doleman
Assistant referees: Paul Williams, Angus Mabey
TMO: Aaron Paterson

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PV: 4
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